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Well-known photographer and contributor for HydroRacer Live Pete Boden was onboard a Robinson R-44 single rotor helicopter that lost control and crashed around 11 a.m off Anna Maria Island, Florida Wednesday morning.

By: Natalia Verdina, Kimberly Kuizon, FOX 13 News

POSTED: JAN 02 2019 11:30AM EST

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. (FOX 13) - Friends and family are praying for the recovery of a helicopter pilot who was severely injured in a crash about a mile off Anna Maria Island, Florida Wednesday morning.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, a Robinson R-44 single rotor helicopter lost control and crashed around 11 a.m.

The pilot, Stanley Lee, who is in his 60s, and two passengers, Thomas McKnight, and Peter Bowden, survived the accident.