GREEK authorities are investigating the death of a teenage boy who fell from his father’s speedboat.

Toby Finnett, 15, of Littlehampton, was killed off the island of Paxos, south of Corfu, in July 2018, when he fell into the water as his father Paul Finnett, 55, was steering the vessel.

At an inquest hearing yesterday, West Sussex assistant coroner Sarah Clarke postponed a further hearing until January.

She said: “Unfortunately the investigation in Greece has not yet reached its conclusion.”

Toby is understood to have fallen from the back of the boat being driven by his father.

He then became caught in the boat’s propeller blades in rough seas about half a mile south of the island’s port town of Gaios.

Mr Finnett dived into the water, dragged his son back on to the boat and headed to the nearest port but Toby was pronounced dead at a local hospital

Mr Finnett, an oil executive with Aon, was arrested at the time but released as Greek authorities said the incident was most likely caused by bad weather condition.

Paxos is one of the smallest of the Ionian Islands, near Corfu.

Mr Finnett is understood to have hired a rigid inflatable speedboat for a day trip with Toby, his older son Benjamin, 17, and stepson Kai Stark, 14.

Mr Finnett had been living in Houston, Texas, where he moved with his first wife, Toby and Benjamin’s mother, in 1994.