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Olympic Sailor Andrew Simpson Drowns In Capsized Boat

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Such a sad piece of news we have to share with you all.

The Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson has died, drowning after his America's Cup boat capsized.

He won an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 2008 and a silver at last year's games. This year he absolutely jumped at the chance to win yachting's top prize – the America's Cup.

He drowned when the high-tech catamaran capsized and trapped him under water for more than 10 minutes — and it was only a practice run. Sadly, he has a wife and an infant child.

We offer our condolences, and hope that his friends and family can get through this! Our hearts go out to you all!

[Image via AP Images.]

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