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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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Powerboat death - P1 statement

Mike Lovell and Dan Whapples as they prepared to race yesterday. Credit: Idris Martin

"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.

"Our thoughts are with the whole powerboat community and particularly with Mike and Dan's family and friends." Powerboat P1 Management.

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