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Racing sailor knocked overboard dies

The Coast Guard says a sailor in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was killed after a boom on the vessel knocked the person overboard.

Officials say the Coast Guard responded to a call shortly before 7 p.m. Friday off Windmill Point, near Gloucester.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that crew on the Cuchulain had pulled the injured crewmember from the water and were performing CPR.

The Cuchulain is a 50-foot schooner home-ported in Pasadena, Md.

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