Chris Eubank is suing a Dubai hotel over the death of his son who went into cardiac arrest and then fell into shallow water, only to be discovered the following morning.
The boxing legend says his family will “fight for justice” if they sue the management company of the Caesars Palace resort in Dubai for wrongful death by negligence.
Sebastian Eubank drowned two years ago in shallow water monitored by CCTV, aged just 29. Lawyers argue he may have survived if he got attention quickly.
Legal documents claim that the staff found his ID and belongings on the beach and then went home without looking for him.
Eubank, 56, told The mirrorThis is our chance for truth and justice. We will fight until we do in memory of Sebastian.
“All we’ve wanted since Sebastian died is to understand why it happened, and we’re getting close.”
Chris Eubank with his son Sebastian who died in 2021 following a shallow water cardiac event in Dubai
The boxing legend says his family will ‘fight for justice’ as they sue the management company of Dubai’s Caesars Palace resort over wrongful death due to negligence
Sebastian’s heartbroken widow Salma Abdelati (pictured with Sebastian left and right) described how he “died after having one of his favorite meals with one of his closest friends”
Sebastian (far left), the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, was a boxer like his father and fought in light-heavyweight fights. From left to right: Sebastian, Chris Sr, Chris Sr, Nathanael
Documents submitted on Friday allege: ‘The lifeguards were inattentive and/or were fatigued and/or inadequately trained to protect guests,’ The Mirror reported.
In a tribute to her husband, Salma Abdelati described how the boxer “died after having one of his favorite meals with one of his closest friends” and said “there was evidence of a pre-existing heart condition that we were all unaware of.”
Sebastian, the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, was due just a week before his 30th birthday. A boxer like his father, he fought in light heavyweight fights and also made his MMA debut in 2020.
A child’s father was found dead on a beach in the UAE where he lived with wife Salma and son Raheem.
Called the Alka Lion, he fought in two professional fights and won both.
Speaking to The Mirror, Chris Eubank said: “The case is an opportunity for us to fight on Sebastian’s behalf to expose the truth.
“And if a court rules that his death could have been prevented, it’s an opportunity for someone to take responsibility and for us to get justice.
“The case is constantly on my mind. We can’t get Sebastian back, but we can do this for him. I’m sure Caesars will do the right thing.’
Father Chris Snr said Sebastian was a ‘deep thinker’ interested in alternative therapies and leading a healthy lifestyle
Chris Eubank posed with his son Sebastian in the early 1990s when the boy was still a toddler. Eubank snr spoke tonight about his devastation when Sebastian was found dead in Dubai
According to court documents, Sebastian arrived on July 7, 2021, and went to a private beach around 6:30 p.m.
Half an hour later he stood near the shore for a few minutes “in water less than hip deep” “before sinking into the water and remaining there immobile.”
An autopsy revealed that Sebastian had suffered a cardiac event related to an unknown pre-existing condition, and subsequently drowned.
Sebastian is survived by brothers Nathaniel, Joseph and Chris Jnr – also a boxer – sister Emily and his mother Karron Meadows.
According to the legal documents, the beach was monitored by cameras and there were good conditions for staff to see the area.
It is said that it was not until about 6 am the next morning ‘that a lifeguard saw Sebastian’s body floating on the fenced beach’.
The documents conclude, “If due and reasonable care had been taken Sebastian would not have drowned and died in Caesars Dubai.
“As a direct and direct result of Caesars negligence, Salma has lost and bereft her husband’s love, companionship, society, affection, emotional support and care, intimate relationships and ability to bear children, and comfort. ‘
Caesars Entertainment was contacted for comment.
Recently, Chris Eubank burst into tears over the death of his son Sebastian during an emotional moment on the next episode of reality show Scared Of The Dark.
Chris Eubank breaks down in tears over the death of his son Sebastian in an emotional moment on the next episode of the reality show Scared Of The Dark
On an episode of the Channel 4 programme, comedian Chris McCausland asked 56-year-old Chris about the loss and whether it was recent.
The boxer replied, “It will always be recent.”
He got emotional and added, “He was everything. He was me. Poet, philosopher, lover, protector, a man of love. He was me.
“Things he did, he was magnificent. My son was, is and always will be a source of inspiration.’
Chris said to the camera, “Your son… they never, ever leave you. They are always with you. Always.
“My son Sebastian is much more than I could ever explain to you.
“The tragedy of losing a son who is 29, imagine crying so hard and being thankful months later that you cried so hard for your son. It wasn’t one tear, it was an ocean.’