Powerboat navigator in critical condition

Daily Echo: Dan Whapples Dan Whapples

THE navigator of a powerboat that crashed at high speed in a race remained critical but stable in hospital last night.

Dan Whapples, pictured, from Warsash, suffered serious injuries in the crash that killed his driver Mike Lovell from Southampton .

Mr Whapples was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital after Sunday’s accident off Weymouth, Dorset.

The pair were taking part in the national powerboat racing championship for the Eastleigh -based Peters & May team, run from Brookspeed’s Southampton workshop in Empress Road.

A report has already been made to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

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