Two men in hospital after speedboat accident in Wales

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Two men in hospital after speedboat accident in WalesStock photo, Pembrokeshire coast: Rex



Two men are recovering in hospital after their speedboat hit a wave off the Pembrokeshire coast, Wales.

A group of four friends, from Dinas Powys, were bound from Angle to St Ann's Head with the 11-metre boat hit two waves in succession on Sunday.

One 33-year-old was flown to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with suspected spinal injuries, while a 45-year-old was taken by ambulance to Withybush Hospital with suspected broken legs.

Upon arrival at Milford Haven, the other two men were checked and did not need treatment.

Dale Coastguard watch manager Andrew Hodgson told the BBC: "The weather was decreasing in quality throughout the day - at the time it would have been 21 knots or force five.

"The boat is designed to cope with such weather but they could have just been unlucky."
The boys were reportedly on their way back to Cardiff Yacht Club at the time of the accident.

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