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Olympian dies after boat capsizes

Updated: May 10, 2013, 9:19 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America's Cup races this summer, killing an Olympic gold medalist from England and injuring another sailor, authorities said.

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

Olympic medalist Craig Monk, of New Zealand, suffered a neck injury in the accident, ...

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