Jetski rider to remain behind bars

Eastern High Court refuses to release 24-year-old man four months after harbour tragedy

The Eastern High Court has decided that the 24-year-old man accused of being responsible for the deaths of two US students in Copenhagen Harbour in May this year will continue to be held on remand.

He’s been charged with negligently killing the two DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia students after his jetski smashed into a boat they were travelling in at high speed.

He has also been charged with putting others in danger by racing hazardously around the harbour.

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The judges deemed he might commit new crimes that could endanger people should he be released.

The man, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges of negligent manslaughter, is being treated in prison with medication and discussion therapy, according to his lawyer, Jane Ranum.

The news comes just days after it was revealed that a stronger police presence in the harbour had made it more secure.