Powerboat driver dies after crash

Two men have been seriously injured after a powerboat flipped over during a race in Weymouth Bay. The horror accident happened during the final race of a national powerboat racing championship.

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Powerboat racers named - new pictures

Driver Mike Lovell, from Southampton, and navigator Dan Whapples Credit: Idris Martin

Two Southampton powerboat racers badly injured after their boat flipped over during a race have been named.

Driver Mike Lovell, from Southampton, and navigator Dan Whapples, from Warsash, were taking part in a national powerboat racing championship in Weymouth Bay yesterday.

These new pictures show them in a previous race before they were thrown clear from their powerboat as it rolled over.

They were then recovered from the water before being flown to hospital.

Driver Mike Lovell, from Southampton, and navigator Dan Whapples Credit: Idris Martin

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Coastguard rescue arrives with powerboat injured

Two men have been flown to Southampton General Hospital. They were seriously hurt after a powerboat flipped over during a race in Weymouth Boy. One was transferred by an air ambulance whist our cameraman captured the moment the Portland coastguard helicopter landed with the other casualty.

Organisers of the P1 SuperStock UK Championship have cancelled the race. An inquiry has been launched by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

Breaking Story: Two badly hurt in powerboat crash

Two men have been flown to Southampton General Hospital after they were seriously injured during a powerboat accident in Weymouth Bay. The horror accident happened during the final race of a national powerboat racing championship when a powerboat flipped over.

Organisers said a powerboat driver and navigator suffered serious injuries in the accident this afternoon. They have been airlifted to hospital by helicopters. Organisers of the P1 SuperStock UK Championship have cancelled the race.

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