A speedboater who was critically injured during a race in Long Beach earlier this month has died, according to a Facebook post from his sister.
“It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Gregory Paul Duff on August 15th, 2018 at 4:06 p.m.,” Carrie Ann Duff said in the post.
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Gregory Paul Duff on August 15th, 2018 at 4:06pm. Greg’s…
Greg Duff, a Newport Beach resident, was participating in the final day of the Sprint Nationals Boat Races at Marine Stadium on Aug. 5 when the crash happened, according to race director Ross Wallach.
He and other racers were headed into a turn at more than 100 MPH when another boat collided with his, Wallach told the Post. He was hospitalized in critical condition in the intensive-care unit where doctors performed multiple operations in an attempt to save him, according to Wallach.
Greg Duff’s friends and family have set up a fundraiser to collect donations for his hospital bills.
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