Funeral for powerboat driver

The funeral of Mike Lovell will take place today in Southampton.

"He died doing what he loved doing"

The survivor of a powerboat crash in which one man was killed said today he realised how lucky he is to be alive.

Dan Whapples was speaking at the funeral of Mike Lovell - it's the first time he's talked about the accident which happened on the final day of the racing season last month.

Today more than 1000 people turned out to pay their respects.

Click below for the full report

"I wish he was given a second chance too"

The team mate of a powerboat pilot who was killed during a race has spoken for the first time about what happened.

Navigator Dan Whapples, from Warsash in Hampshire, suffered multiple injuries but survived the crash which killed Mike Lovell at the National Powerboat Championships in Weymouth.

In an emotional interview at Mike's funeral today Dan said he wished that Mike had been given a second chance too.

See his interview in full here.

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