Thursday, May 9, 2013

SAILOR DIES, ANOTHER INJURED DURING AMERICAS CUP PRACTICE...

Photo: Associated Press

Sailor Dies in America's Cup Practice

One sailor has died and another was injured as an Artemis Racing sailboat capsized in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America's Cup race.

36 year old Andrew "Bart" Simpson died after being trapped and held under the catamaran for approximately 10 minutes. Rescuers were unable to revive him after he was brought ashore.

"The entire Artemis team is devastated by what happened," CEO Paul Canyard said in a statement posted on the team's website. "Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew's wife and family."

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