Tribute to sportswoman who died following jet ski accident

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A female jet skiier has died after crashing into a fellow rider on a popular lake.

Beki Hellens, 22, was experienced at the sport and lost her life doing something she loved, her grieving family said.

The accident happened at the South Lake Ski School in Southoe, Beds, where she was a regular visitor.

She was pulled from the water and rushed to hospital but died a few hours later on July 26.

An investigation has begun into the cause of the incident and an inquest into Beki’s death has been opened and adjourned.

Her partner Paul Turner left a tribute to his “one true love” on Facebook.

He wrote: “My beautiful, amazing girlfriend, partner and one true love Beki died at 11 am on Sunday 26 July 2015.

“Wonderful daughter to Belinda and Richard , sister of Daniel, who she loved so very much.

“She was doing something that she truly loved. I miss you so much it’s hard to breathe

“I know we are two halves of the same star destined to be together again

Sleep well my love X X X”

Beki, from Chatteris, in Cambs. was also a keen horse rider.

Her dad Ricky Hellens, wrote on Facebook: “She was always happy.She went happy with the ones she loved doing what she loved R.I.P we will miss you.”

A spokesman for Huntingdonshire District Council said: “We are working with the management of the club, police and the Health and Safety Executive to determine what happened under the Health and Safety at Work Act.”

An inquest in Huntingdon is expected to resume early next year.

South Lake Ski School was set up in 1996 by two enthusiastic tournament skiers and since then it has become well-established and regarded for its tuition and coaches.

The site has a dedicated 8.5 acre jet ski lake which is restricted to stand-up and two-seat jet skis because of its size.

It is scheduled to host a waterski championship event next month.