'His smile was infectious': Young woman loses husband in boating tragedy

A young Mandurah woman, who has been left a widow by a boating tragedy, says she’s gone from planning a family to planning a funeral.

 

Amy Price’s husband Matthew was killed in a freak accident, after he was hit by a boat’s propeller on a day out with friends in Ravenswood.

“He just loved me so much,” Mrs Price said through tears.

Amy and Matthew Price. Source: 7 News

Amy Price was surrounded by friends as she spoke about her late husband. Source: 7 News

“And I loved him too … that won’t change.”

Amy and Matthew first met in Kalgoorlie and just seven months ago, were married in a dream wedding in Mexico.

Matthew Price was killed in a tragic boating accident. Source: 7 News

Amy and Matthew Price. Source: 7 News

But Mrs Price’s dreams turned to horror on Saturday when the couple were out on the Murray River on a friend’s near-eight metre cabin cruiser.

The 27-year-old Matthew was hit in the freak accident, and rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.

Amy and Matthew were married in Mexico just seven months ago. Source: 7 News

Sadly, Matthew died on Sunday night.

“He’s going to live on forever … he’s with all of us,” Mrs Price said surrounded by family and friends.

Amy and Matthew. Source: 7 News

“(Matthew) desperately wanted a family … if the stars align, a miracle might still happen.”

Police are investigating how the accident happened, and have seized the boat for forensic examination.

Amy and Matthew Price. Source: 7 News

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