Two Dudes Killed in Speedboat Accident During the 2016 Potomac River Radar Run in Fairview Beach, Va
Two men died in a boating accident during 2016 Potomac River Radar Run in Fairview Beach, Va. The longtime shootout participants were running their Skater Powerboats 36-foot catamaran down the course when the accident occurred, at speeds of 140mph according to witnesses.
In the middle of their second attempt down along the Potomac River, their 36-foot cat flipped a couple of times and both participants were ejected. According to reports from several people on scene, rescue personnel attempted CPR on both Tagge and Melley to no avail.
They had recorded a 170-mph run earlier in the day, which was reportedly the top speed in the annual event so far.