One person is reported to have died after the Swedish AC72, Artemis Racing capsized while practicing for this summer's America's Cup races.
All the people on board have been accounted for, authorities said, but they did not immediately say if any of the others were injured or required medical attention.
Two people were reported seriously injured Thursday when the Artemis Racing catamaran capsized near Treasure Island, a former naval station in San Francisco Bay. Video from television station ABC7 showed rescuers giving one person CPR after they were pulled from the water. A San Francisco fire department spokeswoman said one person was submerged for "quite some time".
The two injured crew were brought to shore and taken to the St. Francis Yacht Club, where paramedics performed CPR on one of the two, That person was pronounced dead a short time later. Officials said the other person's injuries were not life-threatening.
The Artemis Racing Team includes Britain's Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson, John Gimson and Chris Brittle. Artemis Racing, representing the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, is the challenger of record for the America's Cup.
9 May 2013 22:46