Friday, April 18, 2014
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Former Olympic sailor missing at sea

AN ELITE sailor who represented the wealthy British territory of the Cayman Islands in two Olympics and won numerous national championships was missing at sea yesterday and officials said they were losing hope of finding him alive.

Mark Clarke, 63, went fishing early Monday and his unmanned 25-foot sailboat was found lodged on a northern reef off the island of Grand Cayman the next day, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said. He sailed for the Caribbean territory at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and in Atlanta in 1996.

The Cayman Islands are about 150 miles south of Cuba.


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