3 Killed During Weekend Regatta in Central Florida

March 20, 2012

Two boaters have died in a collision at a central Florida regatta, bringing the number killed at the weekend event to three.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill tells The Orlando Sentinel that the Sunday afternoon collision killed 64-year-old Charles Woodruff of Jensen Beach and 73-year-old Dea Wiseley of Sun City. The spokesman said Woodruff’s boat ran over the top of Wisely’s boat on Lake Dora and both men were ejected.

A day earlier, a man and a woman were ejected from their vessel while participating in a race. Hill said the woman was rescued in the water, but the man was struck and killed by another boat. The man’s name wasn’t released.

The regatta typically attracts 8,000 to 10,000 spectators, vendors and participants.

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