Stewardess Found Dead on M/Y La Polonia

5 July 2018By Aileen Mack

Chief Stewardess Rebecca Boyle was found dead on board 47-meter M/Y La Polonia while the vessel was docked in the Italian port of Imperia.

The 32-year-old British stewardess reportedly was discovered in her cabin after she failed to show up for breakfast on July 4. The Times reports that Boyle may have broken her neck in a fall on board. Local media Sanremo News reports that an autopsy will be performed, although investigators believe Boyle’s death to be an accident. No official ruling had been made and the accident is under investigation.

Boyle had only been working on the yacht for a week.


UPDATE: 7/6/2018
An autopsy will be performed today, according to local media Sanremo News. Images from surveillance cameras supports the hypothesis that this tragedy was an accident.

UPDATE: 7/16/2018
The first results of the autopsy confirmed that Rebecca Boyle’s death was caused by an accidental fall, according to local media Sanremo News.

The autopsy results seem to support the investigations of the Coast Guard and the Carabinieri, which found she likely fell and broke her neck bone while returning to her cabin.