Official Statement from the Fiore-Whipple Families just received the following official release from the Fiore and Whipple families:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all for the concern and overwhelming support. While there have been many false and inaccurate reports, we would like to let everyone know that Joel Begin has been released from the hospital and that Mike Fiore is stable and responsive. We will release any new information when it’s available. 

“We ask that everyone respect the privacy of the families and individuals involved.”—from The OL Crew

Editor’s Note: Fiore and Begin were injured in an accident in Begin’s 46-foot Outerlimits catamaran during the first day of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. continues to send prayers and best wishes to the families and friends of everyone involved.

Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.