British Sailor Dies During America's Cup Practice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

The America's Cup sailor who perished in the San Francisco Bay after his team's space-age yacht capsized during a training run was an Olympic gold medalist from the United Kingdom.

Artemis Racing says Andrew "Bart" Simpson died Thursday after the capsized boat's platform trapped him underwater for about 10 minutes around 1 p.m. PDT.

Artemis says Simpson served as the Swedish team's strategist and had won two Olympic gold medals. Fire officials say he was 36.

Artemis says doctors "afloat" with the team and on shore couldn't revive Simpson after he was freed from the wreckage.


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