Mandurah Boat Disaster: Man charged with manslaughter over deaths of Kylie Bazzo and her friend Deborah Burdon
Charges have been brought over a fatal boat accident that killed the mother of a young footballer and her friend in south Perth last month.
Kylie Bazzo, 52, and West Coast player Rhett Bazzo’s mother, and friend Deborah Burdon, 54, were thrown into the water when the vessel they were on crashed near Creery Island in the Mandurah Estuary on March 22.
Also on board the ship that night were Burdon’s husband, John, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and a fourth member of the group, who was unharmed.
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Homicide detectives have charged a 47-year-old with double manslaughter over the incident, with the Halls Head man due to appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Monday.
Burdon, a mother of two, was rescued from the water shortly after the crash but could not be revived and died at the scene.
Kylie’s body was found by water police the following night after an extensive search.
Her son revealed the pain of her loss, battling cancer following the death of his former WAFL star father Steve in 2015.
“My beautiful mother. Words cannot explain the feeling of not having you around anymore,” he wrote.
“Forever grateful for the unconditional love you always showed us. Thank you for choosing me.
“You are now reunited with your eternal soulmate. RIP mom.”
https://7news.com.au/news/court-justice/man-charged-with-manslaughter-over-mandurah-boat-crash-that-killed-friends-kylie-bazzo-and-deborah-burdon-c-9669610 Mandurah Boat Disaster: Man charged with manslaughter over deaths of Kylie Bazzo and her friend Deborah Burdon