Updated: Two seriously injured in horror powerboat 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 finale which was held in Weymouth for the first time this weekend.

Organisers said a powerboat driver and navigator suffered serious injuries in the accident this afternoon.

They have been airlifted to hospital by helicopters.

One was taken to the beach where the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was waiting. The other man was taken aboard Weymouth Lifeboat then winched onto the Portland Coastguard helicopter.

Organisers of the P1 SuperStock UK Championship have cancelled the race.

A section of the Esplanade was closed while the incident was dealt with and is now open again.

See Monday’s Echo for the full story.

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7:17pm Sun 16 Sep 12

snowleopard says...

lets hope both recover and once more the Portland SAR on hand as well as D&S Air Ambulance.
We need both to stay local and compliment each other.
lets hope both recover and once more the Portland SAR on hand as well as D&S Air Ambulance. We need both to stay local and compliment each other. snowleopard
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7:17pm Sun 16 Sep 12

snowleopard says...

lets hope both recover and once more the Portland SAR on hand as well as D&S Air Ambulance.
We need both to stay local and compliment each other.
lets hope both recover and once more the Portland SAR on hand as well as D&S Air Ambulance. We need both to stay local and compliment each other. snowleopard
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11:01pm Sun 16 Sep 12

gameon says...

Unfortuanately thats Racing and accidents do occur and we all sincerely hope they both recover from what has been a very entertaining and exciting weekend of powerboat and jet ski racing a big Thank you to the Council for allowing the sport here which is the ideal venue in terms of spectator viewing and the Bay perfect for the Race Boys again a speedy recovery to the two racers.
Unfortuanately thats Racing and accidents do occur and we all sincerely hope they both recover from what has been a very entertaining and exciting weekend of powerboat and jet ski racing a big Thank you to the Council for allowing the sport here which is the ideal venue in terms of spectator viewing and the Bay perfect for the Race Boys again a speedy recovery to the two racers. gameon
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