Devin Mason, 56, of Tacoma was killed in a Lake Lawrence boating accident while participating in a hydroplane race when his boat went airborne and flipped over. The race was a sanctioned event sponsored by the American Power Boat Association. Lake Lawrence is located approximately 8 miles south of Yelm which is east of Interstate 5.
The News Tribune reports that Mason’s boat was traveling at speeds of more than 80mph when it flipped. Mason reportedly emerged from the accident and waved his arms but was unconscious when the rescue boat arrived a short time later. The man apparently succumbed to his injuries before he could be taken to the hospital.
According to the United States Coast Guard, there were 17 fatal boating accidents in 2009 in Washington state, resulting in 22 deaths.
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