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A pilot and co-pilot have admitted to hospital after crashing their powerboat during Bermuda Power Boat Association’s National Championship Series at Ferry Reach in St George’s on Sunday.

The pair’s BV class boat crashed into one of the old railway bridge pylons stretching between Coney and St George’s islands in front of horrified spectators, who had lined the shores.

The extent of the unidentified racer’s injuries remains unknown, but BPBA commodore Janae Nesbitt confirmed they were non-life threatening.

“Both drivers are OK,” she told The Royal Gazette. “I was able to speak with both of them after the incident and they are very much coherent, talking and stuff like that.

“They have been taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital to be checked out for observations. I don’t know any further details outside of that.”

The mishap, which occurred in the first of two scheduled races, brought an early end to proceedings in the East End.

“Unfortunately due to the accident, we had to call the race day,” Nesbitt added.

The association commodore said she and the committee members will convene this week to look into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We are going to have a committee meeting this week and debrief, and we'll go from there,” she said.

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Published June 10, 2024 at 8:04 am (Updated June 10, 2024 at 11:46 am)

Powerboat racers admitted to hospital after crash

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