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1 Dead After Sailboat, Power Boat Collide Off Newport, RI

NEWPORT, R.I. (CBS) -- A woman died after a sailboat and a powerboat collided off Newport, Rhode Island Sunday. The Coast Guard was called to the scene around 2:45 p.m.

The 60-year-old crew member of a two-person catamaran sailboat was thrown into the water by the crash, the RI Department of Environmental Management said.

She was recovered from the water unconscious but was later pronounced dead.

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One person died after a sailboat and a power boat collided off Newport, R.I. Sunday (Photo Courtesy: WPRI-12)

The RI DEM also said the woman was in the area to race in New England 100 Regatta.

Alcohol is not considered a fact but the crash is still under investigation.

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