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Powerboat racer dies following high-speed crash


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Powerboat racer dies following high-speed crash

A powerboat racing pilot was killed on Sunday after he collided with another competitor in a race in Italy.

The accident took place during a Grand Prix race at the Idroscalo, an artificial lake near Milan.

48-year-old Paolo Zantelli – a two time European champion and the current italian champion was trapped underwater when his boat capsized immediately after the collision.

Zantelli who was second in the overall World Cup standings – remained underwater for several minutes before being pulled out by life guards.

He was then rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition but died of his injuries.

Zantelli was considered Italy’s leading expert of his sports category following a career in the UIM F2 division that spanned 17 years.

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