Sailor Reportedly Killed In Capsize Of America’s Cup Racer

One sailor was reportedly killed and at least one other seriously injured when a 72-foot racing catamaran that was training for the America’s Cup capsized on Thursday off San Francisco.

The Associated Press quoting Mindy Talmadge, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Fire Department, said one person was dead and another seriously hurt after the twin-hulled boat crewed by the Swedish Artemis Racing team went over on its side.

Talmadge told the AP that both were brought to shore and taken to the St. Francis Yacht Club, where paramedics performed CPR. One person was pronounced dead, the AP says.

The San Jose Mercury News also quoted authorities as saying the sailor – one of 13 crew aboard the boat – was killed in the mishap.

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