Friends and fellow sailors mourned double Olympic medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson after the shocking news that he had died in San Francisco Bay while training for the America’s Cup.
The British sailor’s death followed the capsizing Wednesday of a 72-foot Artemis Racing boat during a training run, CNN reports.
After Simpson, 36, was pulled from the water, attempts were made to revive him on a boat aiding the rescue operation and on land, but they were unsuccessful.
The other 10 crew members were all accounted for, Sweden’s Artemis Racing said.
Simpson won a gold medal in sailing’s Star class at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and silver at last year’s Olympics, when Britain was the host nation.