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Yacht racer Zane Gills killed in Spanish marina accident

Yacht racer Zane Gills, 37, was found dead beneath the vessel that he and his brother had sailed into Port Vell, Barcelona, before New Year’s Eve.

The round-the-world yachtsman was reported missing when his brother, who had been away from the boat, returned and realised Gill was not there, prompting a major search by the Giardia Civil. The body was found underneath the yacht hours later, according to metro.co.uk.

Gills’ wife Sarah announced his death on Facebook, commenting, “It’s with disbelief I have to share with you that Zane has tragically died in an accident. We are totally shocked and devastated by the news. He was an incredible man and will be very sorely missed.”

Gills made his first racing appearance in the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race as a bowman with Team Telfonica.

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