Boat crash during race at Eppalock

A MAN suffered minor injuries in a boat crash during a race at Lake Eppalock.

The incident occurred shortly before 4pm Sunday and paramedics were called. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the man was in his 50s.

"The boat has apparently flipped," Mr Mullen said.

"He's ended up with some back soreness and he's got some lacerations on his face and a laceration on his hand."

Mr Mullen said paramedics took the precaution of spinal imobilisation because of the speed of the boat and the nature of the incident.

"They put a neck brace on him and used a spinal board," he said.

"He was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition for further assessment."

Victorian Speed Boat Club member Brad Nankervis said the man was contesting a support race in the E.C. Griffith Cup.

Mr Nankervis said the weekend-long event went well otherwise, with competitors travelling from across the country.

The winning boat was GP1, driven by Grant Harrison of Melton.

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