Sailor Naveen Vashisht passes away 10 days after freak accident at Nationals

Vashisht's 49er boat had capsized on December 14 during the YAI Senior National Sailing Championships at the Girgaum Chowpatty beach.

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REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Army Yachting Node’s sailor Naveen Vashisht, who was in coma for a week or so, died at a private Mumbai hospital on Wednesday.   -  AP

Army Yachting Node’s sailor Naveen Vashisht, who was in coma for a week or so, died at a private Mumbai hospital on Wednesday.

Vashisht's 49er boat had capsized on December 14 during the YAI Senior National Sailing Championships at the Girgaum Chowpatty beach.

The 25-year-old slipped and hit his head on the hull amid a sudden gust of wind. His co-sailor Vishal Singh was, however, safe.

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