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Man admits causing death of hotel employee in boat crash

A man this week admitted causing a boat crash that killed a passenger.

Mikado Burchall, 35, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court on Thursday to killing Adrian Hassell, 24, while dangerously piloting a boat.

The incident happened on New Year’s Day, 2019.

Mr Hassell was a concierge agent at the Hamilton Princess and had previously worked for Rising Son Cruises.

After his death, the Bermuda Hotel Association renamed a scholarship in his memory.

Cindy Clarke, the Director of Public Prosecutions, for the Crown, declined to pursue an alternate charge of manslaughter as well as operating a boat while impaired.

Puisne Judge Juan Wolffe ordered a social inquiry report and adjourned the case until June 3 for sentencing.

He released Burchall, from Smith’s, on $20,000 bail.

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