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Collision suspected in US yacht mishap; 3 dead

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April 29, 2012, 11:30 a.m. | World — by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. sailing association says a yacht apparently collided with a much larger vessel during a race off the coasts of California and Mexico, killing three crew members and leaving one missing. The Newport Ocean Sailing Association was hosting the 125-mile Newport, California to Ensenada, Mexico yacht race when the collision occurred several miles off the coast near the border.

Association spokesman Rich Roberts says in a news release early Sunday that an investigation is ongoing but it appears that the 37-foot Aegean collided with a much larger ship.

There were no more details on the other vessel.

The Coast Guard says the search for the missing crew member was continuing early Sunday morning.
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