Charlie Hutton named as teenager killed after falling from boat in The Solent

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THE TEENAGE boy who died after hitting a boat propeller has been named by police.

Charlie Joseph Hutton was pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital after he fell overboard from a boat near The Needles on Friday.

He was on board the rigid hull inflatable boat with his father, Simon Hutton, 52, and two other 14-year-old boys.

Charlie and one of the teenagers fell overboard, and both were injured by the propeller. The other boy was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight to receive treatment for an injury, which was serious but not life threatening.

Charlie’s father and the third 14-year-old boy were not injured.

In a statement, Charlie’s parents, Simon and Gill Hutton said: “We are very sad to announce the death of our beautiful and very talented boy. Charlie, who loved the sea and water sports, was a schoolboy at Whitgift in South Croydon.

“His life touched many people and we know school friends will be devastated. Two of his closest friends were with him when he died and I hope they remember the great times and laughs we had with Charlie in his final few days in Dorset.

“Charlie was academically bright, an accomplished musician and an amazing field hockey player who had trained with the England under-15 team and had hoped to reach the England under-16 team this year, with the ambition of eventually playing for Britain in the Olympics in 2020. His effort, passion and self-belief would surely have taken him there. With Ashley Jackson as his hero on the field, we hope that this same passion will help Great Britain win gold this year for Charlie and the country.

"Our thanks go to all those who helped Charlie achieve such an incredible amount. We would like to hold a private event for family and friends to celebrate Charlie's life in the autumn when his school returns from the summer holidays."

 

 

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1:13pm Mon 23 Jul 12

bigfella777 says...

What a good looking lad,such a tragic shame.You have to feel for his father, words cannot describe how he must feel.
What a good looking lad,such a tragic shame.You have to feel for his father, words cannot describe how he must feel. bigfella777
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1:48pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Inform Al says...

binghammac wrote:
Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.
I personally prefer going to sea under wind power, however I don't own the sea and have no problem with others using their preferred form of craft however powered. My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of this lad.
[quote][p][bold]binghammac[/bold] wrote: Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.[/p][/quote]I personally prefer going to sea under wind power, however I don't own the sea and have no problem with others using their preferred form of craft however powered. My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of this lad. Inform Al
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1:51pm Mon 23 Jul 12

AD1234 says...

I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result.

I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.
I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result. I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level. AD1234
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1:58pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Georgem says...

AD1234 wrote:
I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result.

I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.
I don't know anything about this. What does it currently take for someone to take one of those boats on the water? Anything at all, other than access to the boat?
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result. I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.[/p][/quote]I don't know anything about this. What does it currently take for someone to take one of those boats on the water? Anything at all, other than access to the boat? Georgem
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2:05pm Mon 23 Jul 12

AD1234 says...

Georgem - all you need is enough money to buy the boat, and sufficient to run it. You can pick up a rib for as much as a family car would cost, and the running costs would compare with any other sport's costs (ie, golf, skiing, scuba, skydiving).
To operate you own boat you need never have seen a boat in your life, and need not know one end from another.
You should see the level of incompetence out there.
Georgem - all you need is enough money to buy the boat, and sufficient to run it. You can pick up a rib for as much as a family car would cost, and the running costs would compare with any other sport's costs (ie, golf, skiing, scuba, skydiving). To operate you own boat you need never have seen a boat in your life, and need not know one end from another. You should see the level of incompetence out there. AD1234
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2:06pm Mon 23 Jul 12

bigfella777 says...

AD1234 wrote:
I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result.

I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.
Yes well, if you ever have to call a lifeboat you wouldnt want them to turn up in a yacht would you,it would more than likely be a rib,I cant believe this thread is going to turn into some sort of marine class war,show some respect.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result. I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.[/p][/quote]Yes well, if you ever have to call a lifeboat you wouldnt want them to turn up in a yacht would you,it would more than likely be a rib,I cant believe this thread is going to turn into some sort of marine class war,show some respect. bigfella777
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2:06pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Torchie1 says...

AD1234 wrote:
I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result.

I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.
Are you going to bring in the same restrictions on the must-have accessory on the back of the coast bound chav-mobile.......th
e jet ski? A miniscule IQ seems to be the only requirement for these 'sailors'.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result. I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.[/p][/quote]Are you going to bring in the same restrictions on the must-have accessory on the back of the coast bound chav-mobile.......th e jet ski? A miniscule IQ seems to be the only requirement for these 'sailors'. Torchie1
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2:08pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Georgem says...

AD1234 wrote:
Georgem - all you need is enough money to buy the boat, and sufficient to run it. You can pick up a rib for as much as a family car would cost, and the running costs would compare with any other sport's costs (ie, golf, skiing, scuba, skydiving).
To operate you own boat you need never have seen a boat in your life, and need not know one end from another.
You should see the level of incompetence out there.
Yikes. That sounds somewhat dodgy. Thanks for clueing me in.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: Georgem - all you need is enough money to buy the boat, and sufficient to run it. You can pick up a rib for as much as a family car would cost, and the running costs would compare with any other sport's costs (ie, golf, skiing, scuba, skydiving). To operate you own boat you need never have seen a boat in your life, and need not know one end from another. You should see the level of incompetence out there.[/p][/quote]Yikes. That sounds somewhat dodgy. Thanks for clueing me in. Georgem
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2:09pm Mon 23 Jul 12

AD1234 says...

Bigfella777 - the RNLI are trained to incredibly high standards.

Torchie1 - Yes, I would like to see them properly qualified too.
Bigfella777 - the RNLI are trained to incredibly high standards. Torchie1 - Yes, I would like to see them properly qualified too. AD1234
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3:26pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Chas O'Bursledon says...

binghammac wrote:
Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.
A wonderful, talented and loved child died and all you can think about is your own selfish preferences. Be ashamed, very ashamed. My sincerest condolences to Charlie's family. I praise their dignity at this awful time.
[quote][p][bold]binghammac[/bold] wrote: Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.[/p][/quote]A wonderful, talented and loved child died and all you can think about is your own selfish preferences. Be ashamed, very ashamed. My sincerest condolences to Charlie's family. I praise their dignity at this awful time. Chas O'Bursledon
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3:30pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Chas O'Bursledon says...

AD1234 wrote:
I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result.

I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.
See my rely to binghammac. I believe that all users of these craft are required to have competency to be insured.
[quote][p][bold]AD1234[/bold] wrote: I second those comments from binghammac. I don't know what happened in this case, but so many rib-drivers lose all sense of responsibility at sea, and there have been many lives lost or blighted as a result. I think HMG ought to consider compulsory training for ALL power-boats. Perhaps to Day Skipper level.[/p][/quote]See my rely to binghammac. I believe that all users of these craft are required to have competency to be insured. Chas O'Bursledon
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3:31pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Ted Rogers says...

Chas O'Bursledon wrote:
binghammac wrote: Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.
A wonderful, talented and loved child died and all you can think about is your own selfish preferences. Be ashamed, very ashamed. My sincerest condolences to Charlie's family. I praise their dignity at this awful time.
Completely agree Chas, bingham is a fool.
[quote][p][bold]Chas O'Bursledon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]binghammac[/bold] wrote: Whilst I have much sympathy for the family, there is a need to remind readers these RIBs and other such boats blight the coastal waters of the UK and make it impossible for the ordinary boat at anchor to have a pleasurable stay.[/p][/quote]A wonderful, talented and loved child died and all you can think about is your own selfish preferences. Be ashamed, very ashamed. My sincerest condolences to Charlie's family. I praise their dignity at this awful time.[/p][/quote]Completely agree Chas, bingham is a fool. Ted Rogers
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3:58pm Mon 23 Jul 12

AD1234 says...

Chas,

"I believe that all users of these craft are required to have competency to be insured."
No, sir, I'm afraid not. You need no proof of training, but providing such proof will get you a cheaper deal.

By the way, I think a couple of readers are conflating this discussion about qualifications and nuisance with the dreadful accident the other day.

There is every probability that the accident involved a very well-trained and responsible person who just had a shocking accident. I do not believe anyone here is suggesting anything else. Indeed, a rib could cause no nuisance to anyone out at the Needles Channel.

I agree entirely with the sentiments of Chas O'Bursledon, but suggest we stop being quite so ready to take offence, and read into peoples' comments that which they do not intend.

We are all shocked and saddened by this accident, particularly those of us who use the sea. "There but for the grace..."
Chas, "I believe that all users of these craft are required to have competency to be insured." No, sir, I'm afraid not. You need no proof of training, but providing such proof will get you a cheaper deal. By the way, I think a couple of readers are conflating this discussion about qualifications and nuisance with the dreadful accident the other day. There is every probability that the accident involved a very well-trained and responsible person who just had a shocking accident. I do not believe anyone here is suggesting anything else. Indeed, a rib could cause no nuisance to anyone out at the Needles Channel. I agree entirely with the sentiments of Chas O'Bursledon, but suggest we stop being quite so ready to take offence, and read into peoples' comments that which they do not intend. We are all shocked and saddened by this accident, particularly those of us who use the sea. "There but for the grace..." AD1234
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9:43am Tue 24 Jul 12

countrywench says...

Can someone tell why propellers cant be enclosed in a cage ? This would stop humans and animals alike being hurt by a propeller . The cage would not affect the power of the motor and would be safe in the water surely ..
Can someone tell why propellers cant be enclosed in a cage ? This would stop humans and animals alike being hurt by a propeller . The cage would not affect the power of the motor and would be safe in the water surely .. countrywench
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