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Boat breaks apart in high-speed race crash

September 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A high-speed boat race ended in a crash in San Diego. A spectator shot video of the dramatic event.

Traveling between 150 and 200 mph, a driver lost control during a qualifying heat on Mission Bay. The boat broke apart.

The driver, 50-year-old Mark Porter, was inside a capsule that shot away from the boat on impact.

"That's probably the first time I've seen a capsule go into the water open, which is just terrible," said witness Mike Hancock.

The driver was rescued immediately and is recovering in the hospital.

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