Thursday, May 9, 2013

Andrew Simpson Killed In Yacht Capsize

Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson has been killed after his yacht capsized in San Francisco Bay during training for the America's Cup.

Simpson had been sailing on the Artemis, Sweden's entry in the upcoming race, when the catamaran turned over and he became trapped underneath for about 10 minutes, his racing team said in a statement.

Attempts were made to revive the 36-year-old both in the water and on the shore, but he was unable to be saved.