Video: Aftermath of tragic catamaran accident in which British Olympian Andrew Simpson died


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A double Olympic medallist has been killed during a training session in San Francisco Bay after he became trapped under a 72-foot catamaran.

Andrew 'Bart' Simpson was training with his team mates on the Swedish America's Cup challenger Artemis when the vessel overturned.

Simpson won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Silver with Iain Percy in the Star keelboat at last year's Games in London.

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