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Injuries occur at Clearwater Boat Races

Posted at 2:44 PM, Oct 02, 2016

First responders from Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department are working two separate incidents off Clearwater Beach, officials said.

A speed boat competing in the offshore boat races flipped, injuring two, shortly after noon Sunday, the Clearwater Police Department said. 

In a separate incident, a woman was pulled from the water after having a medical issue about 1 p.m., authorities said. She was swimming near a spectator boat when she suffered a seizure. 

The injured boat racers were taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, and the woman who suffered a seizure went to Morton Plant Hospital.