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‘Much-loved’ mum, 52, killed in crash between boat and jet ski off the coast of Wales


A MUM killed in a crash between a jet ski and a boat was described as "much loved" by her family.

Jane Walker, 52, from Stoke-on-Trent, was taken to hospital after she was taken ashore and treated by ambulance crew.

Emergency services were called to the incident on the Menai Strait at about 7.30pm on Saturday, which is thought to have taken place between the slipway at Menai Bridge, Anglesey, and the pier in Bangor.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed or filmed jet skis and a rib boat in the area between 5pm and 7.45pm to come forward.

Her family said they were "devastated" by the sudden passing of their "much loved family member."

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mrs Walker at this time.

"Following Mrs Walker's death, North Wales Police has commenced an investigation to ascertain the sequence of events leading up to this collision.

"Our initial enquiries indicate that at the time, the boat and jet ski were on the Menai Straits at a location between the slipway in Menai Bridge and the pier in Bangor.

"The coroner for North West Wales Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones has been informed, and we are continuing to liaise with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) into the circumstances of this collision."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live webchat at or call 101 quoting ref Y114906.

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