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Boat Capsizes In Boston Harbor; 1 Dead, 1 Hurt

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Massachusetts State Police say a speedboat has capsized and broken apart in Boston Harbor, killing one passenger and seriously injuring another.

The Coast Guard says search and rescue crews received a call about the accident near Boston Light at around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police spokesman David Procopio says two men were thrown into the water after the roughly 30-foot speedboat broke apart and flipped over. He says one suffered a head injury and the other a chest injury.

Procopio says one of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital. Authorities haven't released the identities of the passengers.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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