Man has been charged over the Mandurah boating accident that killed Deborah Burdon and Kylie Bazzo.
In connection with the deaths of his wife and another woman who perished in a boat accident south of Perth, a 47-year-old man has been charged.
Two counts of manslaughter have been brought against the captain of the boat, who was allegedly in control when it collided with a navigational marker in the Mandurah estuary, killing the two women on board.
On Monday afternoon, Burdon appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court and was given bail. During the brief hearing, he was using crutches, and doctors still treated the injuries he suffered in the boat crash.
Deborah Burdon And Kylie Bazzo Dead In Mandurah Boat Crash
On the evening of January 21, a boat carrying four people slammed into a red channel marker in the Mandurah Estuary. Rhett Bazzo’s mother, 52-year-old Kylie Bazzo, and 54-year-old Debbie Burdon died in the collision.
Kylie Bazzo with her son Rhett and daughter Kameron. (Source: 7news.com.au)
Following the boat crash, there was an outpouring of support from the local community, with many people sending their condolences to the families of the women who perished.
Ms. Bazzo, whose body was discovered by water Police in the estuary the following evening, was regarded as a pioneer for female football players.
John Phillip Burdon Arrested
A man has been accused of a boat accident that killed his wife and the mother of an athlete.
John Burdon has been charged with two counts of manslaughter. (Source: brisbanetimes.com.au)
In connection with the incident on January 23, when a boat he is alleged to have been in collided with a red channel marker on the Mandurah Estuary, WA, Police have charged John Phillip Burdon with two counts of manslaughter.
As he recovers from injuries sustained in the collision, Mr. Burdon, 47, appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Monday while using a crutch to support himself.
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Police admitted in court that Mr. Burdon had been convicted of drunk driving in 2019 but did not object to bail.
Has John Phillip Burdon Been Released?
John Phillip Burdon had to give up his passport, was released on a $100,000 surety and $100,000 personal undertaking, and is now scheduled to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on February 22.
John Burdon, Ms. Burdon’s husband, has been charged with two counts of manslaughter. John Burdon was also hurt in the boat accident.
The 47-year-old, considered the boat’s skipper, was granted bail following a brief court appearance in Mandurah.
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As part of their request that Burdon be subject to several conditions, including that he doesn’t leave the state, the prosecution disclosed that he had been convicted of drunk driving in 2019.
Community Tributes After The Tragedy
The West Coast Eagles said in a statement that they were devastated by her passing after she passed away. She was remembered as a “top-shelf mother” who raised her two kids “brilliantly.”
Remembrances are starting to pour in for two women who died in a tragic boat accident on Saturday night in the Mandurah Estuary.
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The two children of the Bazzos received “sincere condolences” from the Mandurah Netball Association. According to the association, Kameron represented MNA as a player for many years, with Kylie always cheering him on from the sidelines.