Dragon Boat Race abandoned after rower injured as boat capsizes

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Perth’s highly-anticipated Dragon Boat Race was abandoned after one of the boats capsized and a rower rushed to hospital.

The crowning spectacle of the Perthshire Adventure Festival ended in drama on Sunday, as crowds looked on when a boat began to take on water some 30 minutes into the annual race.

The boat, filled with nearly 20 rowers, capsized.

A rescue team from the Scottish Ambulance Service immediately sprang into action.

Specially-trained personnel launched a rescue boat to ensure all crew members were returned safely to shore along the Tay Street slipway.

A man sustained a foot injury in the incident. Paramedics loaded the man into an ambulance and took him to hospital.

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