GLOUCHESTER, VA (WKOW) – Authorities said a sailor in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was killed after a sail on the vessel knocked him overboard.
The Virginia Marine Police identified the man as Paul Stephen Case, a 68-year-old from Racine. He died in the Friday night incident off Windmill Point, near Gloucester.
According to the Virginian-Pilot, Case was one of seven on the crew of the schooner homeported in Pasadena, MD.
Authorities said the crew of the 43-foot Cuchulain was taking down the sails when Case was struck on the windy and choppy seas.
Officials said Case was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. Crew members tried to save him and performed CPR.
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