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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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Mike Lovell died from his injuries overnight following the crash in Weymouth yesterday. Credit: ITV Meridian

The Royal Yachting Association has repeated an earlier statement by P1 after Sunday's crash. It reads:

Following a powerboat incident in Weymouth yesterday, Mike Lovell and Dan Whapples both sustained serious injuries and were air-lifted to Southampton General Hospital.

Overnight Mike Lovell sadly succumbed to his injuries. Dan Whapples is in a serious but stable condition. A further statement will be issued when more details are available.

John Puddifoot, RYA’s Powerboat Racing Manager, added: “The RYA is extremely saddened to hear of this tragic incident and our thoughts are with the whole powerboat community and particularly with Mike and Dan's family and friends.”

Dan Whapples is in a serious but stable condition. Credit: ITV Meridian

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