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Details of incident 101

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Date 22 Jan 2004
Location Tampa, Florida
Water Temperature 57F / 14C
Boat(s) involved 8+
Boat Construction Vespoli
Outcome Crew rescued in the dark by coastguard and police launch 
Description Racing eight swamped by tugboat wake in the dark. The boat became unrowable. The crew abandoned the boat and transferred to the chase boat. Carried along by current - monitored by police helicopter. Picked up 1 hour after phoning the rescue services.


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