Swedish team sailor dies during America's Cup practice

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Thursday May 9th, 2013

The Team Artemis catamaran raced in the America's Cup Series in April 2012. (Jacopo Raule/Getty Images) The Team Artemis catamaran raced in the America's Cup World Series in Naples, Italy in April 2012. (Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

One sailor is dead and another injured after a 72-foot-long Swedish sailboat capsized in San Francisco Bay Thursday during practice for the upcoming America's Cup races, according to the Associated Press.

Artemis Racing confirmed the death of crew member Andrew “Bart” Simpson via Twitter.

San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the two people were injured when the Artemis Racing catamaran capsized at about 1 p.m. near Treasure Island in the bay.

Simpson was pronounced dead a short time after paramedics performed CPR. The other person's injuries were not life-threatening.

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