British entrepreneur, 23, drowned in Corfu on family trip

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The drowning of a 23-year-old British entrepreneur during a family trip to Corfu “cannot be fully explained,” an inquiry is heard.

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Basil “Baz” Fischer from Basingstoke drowned during a family vacation in a Greek island in September 2020.

He along with others was swimming in 100 meters of water near the boat when it disappeared.


Mr. Fisher, a talented swimmer, was found on the ocean floor after some time and could not be revived.

His body was later returned to Hampshire, where he lived, and an investigation into his death took place in Winchester on Tuesday.

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Mr Fisher’s mother, Victoria Fisher, told the hearing: “He had time for everyone and had a smile on his face.

“He was happy and fun and he worked hard. Everyone loved the eagle.”

Inquiries heard that the day Mr. Fisher died, he had gone for a morning swim before having lunch at an inn on the Greek island, a favorite of tourists.

Later, he and a few others decided to float their boat to the north side of the bay – a distance of about 100 metres. The water was calm, there was no current, but his stepfather realized that Mr. Fisher was missing and immediately began to look for him.

Mr Fischer was then found upstream at sea level, between 10 and 20 meters from the shore.

Area coroner Jason Pegg told interrogation: “The falcon sank and sank while swimming.

How he drowned is not known.

He recorded the finding of accidental death by drowning and expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Fisher.


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