An America's Cup sailor is dead after his team's yacht capsized during practice in San Francisco Bay this afternoon. He has been identified as Olympian Andrew Simpson of Great Britain, and authorities say he got trapped beneath the 72-foot catamaran when it flipped about a half-mile off shore, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The boat belongs to Sweden's Artemis racing team, and it's too early to say what caused the accident.
"The entire team is devastated by what happened," says Artemis CEO Paul Canyard. "Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew's wife and family." Rescuers pulled a dozen crew members from the water, and one other person suffered minor injuries, reports AP. The 36-year-old Simpson competed in the Olympics more than once and was a gold medalist. (Read more America's Cup stories.)