Tributes to tragic powerboat driver

A POWERBOAT driver has died following a crash during a high-speed race in Weymouth Bay yesterday.
Mike Lovell, 27, died in Southampton General Hospital overnight.
His navigator, Dan Whapples, is in a serious but stable condition.
A statement released by race organisers said: “Our thoughts are with the whole powerboat community and particularly with Mike and Dan's family and friends.”
Please leave your tributes here to Mr Lovell.

 


 

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9:36am Mon 17 Sep 12

old-mo says...

Condolences to his family..

Sad end to what should have been a great weekend,,

R.I.P.
Condolences to his family.. Sad end to what should have been a great weekend,, R.I.P. old-mo
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10:22am Mon 17 Sep 12

railwaychickenboy6 says...

Never knew the man but he died doing what he loved my condolences to all his family and friends
Never knew the man but he died doing what he loved my condolences to all his family and friends railwaychickenboy6
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11:32am Mon 17 Sep 12

BrettMcNally says...

This is very Sad news, Condolences to all Mikes family and friends and lets hope for a full recovery for Dan.

R.I.P Mike Lovell!
This is very Sad news, Condolences to all Mikes family and friends and lets hope for a full recovery for Dan. R.I.P Mike Lovell! BrettMcNally
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3:23pm Mon 17 Sep 12

easton family says...

Tragic waste of life condolences to his family hope his navigator make a goog recovery
Tragic waste of life condolences to his family hope his navigator make a goog recovery easton family
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3:45pm Mon 17 Sep 12

snowleopard says...

So sad that after the positive stories of the Olympics and Paralympics in these waters with the flags still flying a tragic accident and loss should occur.
Thoughts and Prayers for all concerned
So sad that after the positive stories of the Olympics and Paralympics in these waters with the flags still flying a tragic accident and loss should occur. Thoughts and Prayers for all concerned snowleopard
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3:57pm Mon 17 Sep 12

becca212 says...

Very sad, our condolences to his family and friends. We saw it unfold from the bridge of the Waverley the emergency services both on land and at sea were brilliant, such a sad loss.
Very sad, our condolences to his family and friends. We saw it unfold from the bridge of the Waverley the emergency services both on land and at sea were brilliant, such a sad loss. becca212
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8:33pm Mon 17 Sep 12

saildorset says...

Condolences to both mens families and friends.
Sadly, we read Mike Lovell has lost his fight for life, despite the fact a S.W. Ambulance Paramedic treated him in the Coastguard helicoptor enroute to Southampton.
We can only hope and pray Dan Whapples makes a speedy recovery.
To Mike, RIP mate.
Condolences to both mens families and friends. Sadly, we read Mike Lovell has lost his fight for life, despite the fact a S.W. Ambulance Paramedic treated him in the Coastguard helicoptor enroute to Southampton. We can only hope and pray Dan Whapples makes a speedy recovery. To Mike, RIP mate. saildorset
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12:18am Tue 18 Sep 12

emmaw15138 says...

Mike was a lovely man, such a shame he's gone so young, RIP xxx
Mike was a lovely man, such a shame he's gone so young, RIP xxx emmaw15138
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