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-- breaking today Olympic gold medalist is dead after a -- flipped in San Francisco Bay a racing yacht you can see this cat on its side.
Parts of it shredded as the debris Bob's in the water it Swedish crew was getting ready for this summer's America's cup.
A major annual boat race rescue crews swarmed the scene pulling the crew from the water.
It was too late to save one of them a decorated British Olympian Claudia count was -- -- Bay -- newsroom what what do we know Claudia.
Well -- this happened around 1 o'clock this afternoon several of the teams competing in the upcoming races were practicing out on the bay today and help with the dramatic rescue.
It was a sunny breezy afternoon there were white caps but exactly what caused the -- of -- to flip over remains unclear.
This 72 foot catamaran flagged under the royal Swedish yacht club.
Eleven crew members on board at the time too -- seriously -- Including 36 year old Andrew Simpson the -- strategist he became trapped underneath the boat for about ten minutes and was pronounced dead after being brought to shore.
Simpson was a British Olympian who won gold in Beijing.
Not the first time one of these -- has flipped over the oracle team's practice catamaran capsized last fall.
Everyone survived but this latest tragedy raising new questions tonight.
About the design of these boats and the safety of -- race course -- Claudia Cowan live in San Francisco.
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