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Florida boating event marks 2nd deadly day

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Florida boating event marks 2nd deadly day

TAVARES, Fla. — The second straight day of death on the waters of Lake Dora stunned thousands who watched Sunday as a retired racing champion and another boater died in a high-speed collision during an annual regatta.

Sunday’s crash took the lives of Charles “Chuck” Woodruff, 64, of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Dea Wiseley, 73, of Sun City Center, Fla. Both drivers were well-known in the classic raceboat show circuit — especially Woodruff, a former North American champion-turned-owner in hydroplane-class boat racing.

The fatal collision came one day after another driver — Mark Van Winkle, 53, of Stuart, Fla. — died after being ejected from his boat and struck by a passing vessel.

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