Stonehill College student killed in boating accident in Denmark

COPENHAGEN (WHDH) – Stonehill College is mourning the loss of a student who was killed in a boat crash in Denmark.

The student, Linsey Malia, was onboard a boat with six of classmates.

Malia was a junior studying psychology. She was a peer mentor and a member of the honors program. Malia was also one of four students who played the school’s mascot.

“She was so well-involved in everything, we saw her everywhere on campus,” said Emily Debettencourt, a sophomore at Stonehill College.

Malia was studying abroad in Denmark for the semester, and was set to graduate next year.

Police say she and six classmates were on a small boat in Copenhagen Harbor over the weekend, when an out-of-control jet-ski hit their boat. Malia and another American student were killed in the crash.

Danish Police detained eight people suspected of reckless driving on the jet skis.

Stonehill College officials sent an email to students, informing them of Malia’s death.

“The Stonehill community is deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey Malia ’18,” said Martin McGovern, Director of Communications and Media Relations at Stonehill College.

“Linsey was a model student and member of the College community,” said McGovern.