Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Tribute to spinal surgeon killed in Brockenhurst motorbike crash

Nicholas Boeree
Image caption The spinal surgeon was an experienced motorcyclist and qualified pilot

The family of a spinal surgeon who died in a crash on his motorbike in the New Forest has paid tribute to him.

Nicholas Boeree, 53 died after a collision with a HGV on the A337 Lymington Road in Brokenhurst on Wednesday.

His family described him as "an extraordinarily talented surgeon, a dedicated professional and loving husband and father".

Mr Boeree of Portmore, Lymington, leaves a wife and three children.

'Sorely missed'

Paying tribute to him his family said: "His death is a devastating blow, not only to his friends and family, but to those with whom he worked and the many patients whose lives he changed for the better.

"He was a man of many interests and passions - not only a keen and experienced motorcyclist but also a qualified pilot, accomplished sailor and scuba diver.

"He will be very sorely missed."

Mr Boeree was the lead consultant at the spine clinic based at Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire.

Mark Hackett, chief executive at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said: "I am deeply shocked and saddened at this tragic news.

"I speak on behalf of everyone at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in passing my thoughts and sympathies to Nick's family at what is a very traumatic time."

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