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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
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    Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold and silver medalist for Great Britain in sailing, was killed yesterday when a catamaran he was sailing flipped, according to People magazine. Simpson was on a practice run for the America's Cup on an Artemis Racing vessel in the bay of San Francisco when the vessel capsized, trapping him under water for more than 10 minutes. Other sailors on the boat suffered minor injuries. Artemis CEO Paul Cayard released a statement saying, "The entire Artemis team is devastated by what happened. Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew's wife and family." Simpson is survived by his wife and son.
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