Victorian dies in South Australian boating accident

A Victorian man has died and another has been badly burnt after a fiery boat crash in South Australia.

The two Victorian men, both aged 57, were travelling in a speedboat at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge, 76 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, when it crashed into a riverbank and burst into flames about 1.30pm Saturday.

The man driving the boat suffered burns to the majority of his body while the passenger had a “massive cardiac arrest”, an SA Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

She said paramedics were able to revive the passenger and both men were flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but South Australian Police confirmed the passenger had later died.

The pair were attending the South Australian Ski Racing trails, which were being held in Murray Bridge on Saturday.

A spokesman from Ski Racing South Australia would not say if the pair were competing at the time of the crash. A statement from Ski Racing Australia would be released on Sunday, he said.

A police spokesman said the cause of the crash was being investigated.

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