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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 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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