Newlyweds killed on Maldives honeymoon

by William ASTON on August 8, 2011

A West Yorkshire couple were killed after a quadbiking accident while they honeymooned in the Maldives, as confirmed by police on the famous holiday island.

Jonathan and Emma Gray, both of whom were from Halifax, were discovered with injuries on Saturday at the luxurious Kuredu Island Resort and Spa they were staying at.

The pair, both aged 25, were married at Ripponden’s St Bartholomew’s Church, close to Halifax, on 30 July. They had a son, Jake, who is six-months-old, however he wasn’t with them in the Maldives.

Unfortunately, a third person involved in the crash had to be treated for injuries. According to sources, the trio were discovered at the side of the road around 0400 local time. A special investigation unit of Maldives’ police force has been sent to the scene.

Mrs Gray was employed as a teacher at Halifax’s Holy Trinity Primary School. Its governor Reverend Martin Russell told how she was incredibly popular with both her students and fellow members of staff.

The Foreign Office has also confirmed that it is aware of the incident. Our thoughts remain with the families of the couple throughout this testing and sad time, said a spokesman, and we are providing them with consular assistance while staying in close contact with the police and local authorities in the Maldives.

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jeanette Hutchinson August 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I myself have worked in the Maldives, Turkey and Greece, many tourists should never/ or think twice before riding a moped or use banana boat or other
watersports equipment, customer’s do not realise that they are not insured and holiday insurance does not cover. health and safety are very different abroad.
Kuredu is a large island, but is 45min seaplane journey
from the capital Male. I feel very sorry for whats happened, but tourists should think twice about using quad bikes. When I was on Kuredu in 1999, there was no quadbikes and Iam not sure why they are there, It only takes 25min to walk round the island. ( Im wonder if they were using at night.???)

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