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1 Killed, 2 Injured During Boat Collision on Massachusetts Pond

Police say the boater had been participating in the Bill Giles Memorial Regatta

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    One person was killed and two others were injured Saturday during a boat collision in Taunton, Massachusetts. (Published Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016)

    One person was killed and two others were injured Saturday during a boat collision in Taunton, Massachusetts.

    State police said the collision happened at 1:30 p.m. during the Bill Giles Memorial Regatta on Watson Pond.

    Police said one boat had spun out of control while going 65 mph and caused a pileup. The second boat then collided with the first, causing the third boat to crash into the second.

    Authorities said all three boaters were ejected.

    Police said members of the Taunton Fire Department's Dive Team were on scene at the time of the incident and were quickly able to pull all three victims from the water.

    The driver of the second boat, Mark Green, 39, of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, was pronounced dead on the scene.

    The driver of the third boat, Stephen Joy, 67, of Bangor, Maine, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he is said to be in critical condition. The driver of the second boat, Alex Poliakoff, 72, of Richmond, Maine, was treated for minor injuries.

    State and Massachusetts Environmental Police are handling the investigation but at this time, no foul play is suspected.

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