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Tributes to France boat death mum; UK BULLETINS.

TRIBUTES have been paid to a British mother killed in a boating accident in southern France.

The victim, understood to be Jess Wilkes, 27, was flung from the craft as it travelled on the Rhone near the city of Avignon on Saturday night.

Four other people were injured, including two seriously, when the boat the group were in struck a warning beacon.

Ms Wilkes, from Lamberhurst, Kent, is said to have spent the evening with friends at a restaurant on Barthelasse, an island on the river, and the boat was travelling back to Avignon.

Local officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

Ms Wilkes' brother, Philip Wilkes, 25, told The Sun his sister was "larger than life and loved by her family".

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Oct 24, 2017
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