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Date 29-Dec-2000
Location Amposta, Spain
Water Temperature  
Boat(s) involved two 8+
Boat Construction Sims -open const
Outcome 1 dead. 9 hosp treatment for hypothermia 10 exposure and shock. 
Description Sudden change in weather. Neither safety boat nearby. One safety boat disabled, the other trying to help the first. Crew had to make own way to the bank 30-40 mins in the water

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