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TEAM ABN AMRO | VOLVO OCEAN RACE | Tribute to Hans Horrevoets

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18 May 2006 - Portsmouth
Hans Horrevoets, 32, crew member aboard ABN AMRO TWO, died earlier this morning after failing to regain consciousness after being swept overboard from the boat.

ABN AMRO TWO was sailing in five metre seas and 30 knot winds about 1,300 miles from Landís End, England when Horrevoets was washed overboard at 02.11 hours (GMT). The crew of ABN AMRO TWO immediately turned the boat around, took the sails down and mounted a search and rescue effort. Horrevoets was located and lifted back on board.

However, despite the efforts of fellow crew members to resuscitate him under the direction of medical advisors from Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Horrevoets failed to regain consciousness.