Picture of powerboat crash in Weymouth Bay
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Weymouth powerboat crash victim Mike Lovell dies

A powerboat racer has died after his craft flipped over during a race in Dorset.

Mike Lovell, 27, from West End in Southampton, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital on Sunday but died overnight, race organisers P1 SuperStock confirmed.

His navigator Dan Whapples, also from Southampton, remains in a serious but stable condition.

The pair were competing in the national powerboat racing championship in Weymouth Bay when the crash happened, at about 14:30 BST.

  • 17 Sep 2012