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British Olympian killed in AmCup boat capsize

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British double Olympic sailing medalist Andrew Simpson died Thursday when a Swedish catamaran capsized during America's Cup training on San Francisco Bay, officials said. 

Britain's Andrew Simpson celebrates on the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Games, August 5, 2012. Simpson died Thursday when a 72-foot catamaran of Swedish team Artemis capsized during America's Cup training on San Francisco Bay, officials said

Simpson, a 36-year-old father of two boys, was trapped underneath the 72-foot catamaran of Swedish team Artemis for about 10 minutes after it flipped over and efforts to revive him failed.

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