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British gold Olympic sailor dies

British Olympic champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who won a gold medal at the 2008 games and a silver in 2012, has died after his yacht capsized off the California coast during training for the America's Cup race.

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Fire service tried to resuscitate Andrew 'Bart' Simpson

Iain Percy (top) and Andrew Simpson as Andrew Simpson has died after his yacht capsized off the coast of California, his team said. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge confirmed to Press Association Sport that Andrew 'Bart' Simpson was taken to St Francis Yacht Club on the shore where paramedics performed emergency resuscitation, but he was pronounced dead.

She said another sailor suffered minor injuries.

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