Wivenhoe: Men jailed after Turkish holiday parasail death

THE family of a man who died after plummeting 150ft to the ground when his parasail harness broke on a family holiday has welcomed prison sentences for the men responsible.

The widow of Glenn Hudson, of Wivenhoe, said the driver of the speed boat pulling the parasail and the owner of the Turkish parasail company played “fast and loose” with his life.

The pair were sentenced to 20 months in jail by Turkish courts after being found guilty of criminal negligence, the family’s solicitors Irwin Mitchell said.

Roof tiler Mr Hudson, 50, was strapped together with his daughter Emma, 26, for the 15-minute �40 parasail when his harness, which had been damaged by the sun, snapped on July 24 last year.

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