Couple killed in boat crash as woman’s legs ‘torn off’ as she plunged into water

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A couple has died in a boat crash on the crystal clear tourist hotspot of Lake Garda in Italy.

The body of 25-year-old Greta Nedrotti was recovered from the water after the corpse of her partner, Umberto Garzarella, 37, was spotted on a small boat.

Detectives in Italy are investigating a pair of German tourists for manslaughter for the fatal collision which happened overnight from Saturday into Sunday.

According to Italian media, a search team was tasked with finding Greta after Umberto was found beside women's clothing.

Witnesses said one of the woman's legs was partially torn off and the man had suffered a grave abdominal wound.

The Brescia prosecutor has ordered an autopsy on the bodies of the victims, The Mirror reports.

Two German men, aged 52, are under investigation for double manslaughter and failure to provide assistance, Italian news agency Ansa reports.

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports that the men were located after other tourists noticed their docked motorboat was damaged.

Some locals also told the newspaper that the men were seen eating and drinking at a restaurant in Salò, the largest city on the west shore of Lake Garda.

According to Today, the tourists from Munich told investigators they did not notice anything because it was dark.

One of the two men was also injured in the crash, Brescia Today reports.

The tourists underwent blood tests to establish whether they had been drinking before the incident.

They are not in custody, but while the inquiry is ongoing, they are not allowed to leave Italy and return to Germany.

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Umberto, who was the owner of a boiler maintenance company, had a passion for boating and owned the small vessel that was involved in the collision.

A friend paid tribute to him, writing on Facebook: "One of the most beautiful smiles in Saló … and one of the most sincere! Bye Umbi … I can't believe it."

Umberto was in a relationship with Greta, who studied Economics at university but was recently working as a hairdresser, Italian newspaper reports.

Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police are conducting the investigation but did not reveal further details.

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