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Police name speedboat death man
A man who died after he and his friend were thrown from their boat has been named by police.

Peter Anthony Irving, 49, of Cuckfield, West Sussex, died in hospital after the accident in the Solent off the Isle of Wight on Friday evening.

He and his 52-year-old friend, from Kent, were picked up by the crew of a ferry after they were thrown into the water off their rigid inflatable boat.

The second man, from Tonbridge, who has not been named, was uninjured.

A post-mortem examination to find the cause of Mr Irving's death is to be held on Monday.

Day spent cruising

A police investigation is continuing into the cause of the accident off the coast of Yarmouth.

Police said the pair had spent the day cruising the Solent before heading back to Gosport where they had a hotel booked at about 1700 BST.

They were picked up by the crew of the Wightlink ferry travelling from Lymington to Yarmouth at about 1800 BST.

Mr Irving was taken to St Mary's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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