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Old 11-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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A violent crash during the first of three race days at the Key West World Championship has sent two offshore powerboat racers to the hospital.

Big Thunder Marine _ a 46-foot Skater catamaran with four 1,200 horsepower engines _ crashed during the third lap of Wednesday's race inside Key West Harbor. Robert M. Morgan, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Jeffrey Tillman, of Kaiser, Mo., were piloting the boat as throttleman and driver respectively.

Rescue divers were deployed within a minute of the accident, and the crew members were transferred to Lower Keys Medical Center. One victim was subsequently transferred by air trauma helicopter to the south Florida mainland.

Officials have not released any details of the accident including the crewmembers' conditions.



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heres a better video..
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Sad day for racing. They announced that Bob and Jeff did not survive the crash.
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Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the deceased. Sad day for racing; watching the video made me nauseous, I've run that cut hundreds of times.
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God Bless and Godspeed to Bob and Jeff, you will be missed. Our hearts and players go out to your famlies.

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Rest In Peace Bob And Jt.
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Thoughts and prayers!! Race in peace Bob and JT!
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