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Two Dead, Two Seriously Injured After Boats Collide On South Australian River

Two men have died after a boat crash on a bend of a river south of Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

Two others who were also inside the dinghies when they collided have been rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

South Australia police said they were called to the scene at Finniss River just before 4pm, after a small inflatable dingy and a small aluminum dinghy collided on a bend.

Emergency services tried desperately to administer first aid but sadly the operator of the inflatable dinghy, a 47-year-old man from Sellicks Hill and a 40-year-old Murray Bridge man who was a passenger in the aluminum dinghy, both died at the scene.

Two others, a 36-year-old Port Noarlunga South man who was the operator of the aluminum dinghy and a 42-year-old woman from Yankalilla who was a passenger in the inflatable dinghy, were seriously injured.

They have both since been rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre for treatment.

Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision, and are looking to speak to any witnesses who saw the crash unfold.

Officers say they are particularly interested in hearing from two people who were fishing nearby and assisted paramedics at the scene.