Three killed in latest California yacht racing accident

April 29, 2012 17:48


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Three sailors were killed during a yacht race from California to Mexico this weekend when their 11.3-meter boat apparently collided with a much larger ship, the third racing accident in the waters off California in recent weeks, a sailing organization said.

The Newport Ocean Sailing Association said the Aegean disappeared off their online tracking system early on Saturday while it was sailing several miles off the coast near the border of Mexico and California.

A subsequent search by the US Coast Guard found the wreckage and the bodies.

The association said none of the bodies had been identified. It added it was unknown how many crew members were aboard the racing yacht but that it usually carried five or more sailors.

"An investigation was continuing, but it appeared the damage was not inflicted by an explosion but by a collision with a ship much larger than the 37-foot vessel," it said in a statement.

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