SAILING: Yachtsman loses limb
Monday 07 September 1998
The 34-year-old Grael, a Brazilian yachting champion, was competing in the country's national championships in Vitoria, 250 miles north-east of Rio de Janeiro, when the collision occurred.
"He has lost most of his right leg from above the knee downwards and is undergoing surgery," a hospital spokesman said. "I'm afraid that there is little chance his leg can be sewn back."
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