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High-Powered Sprint Boat Careens Off Course, Crashes Into Spectators

Sprint Boat racing is a niche sport in which 1,000-horsepower engines propel tiny boats around what looks like a flooded go-kart track. If this sounds like a recipe for disaster, you're right—as spectators at Oregon's "Field Of Dreams" learned yesterday.

The competition was delayed 20 minutes while this boat wreck was cleaned up, and we've provided you three different angles of the action above, with help from here and here. Amazingly, we're told nobody was seriously hurt as a result of this, with only one person needing medical attention for a laceration. Kudos to the dudes in beach chairs who, being urged to "GET OUT OF THE WAY! GET OUT OF THE WAY!" stay firmly seated on their asses.


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