Michigan Sailor Dies in Storm

Pan Am medalist Bruce Goldsmith killed in a storm on Lake Erie while racing yesterday afternoon.

One of Michigan's best known sailors, who had won numerous world sailing honors and was a multiple gold medalist in the 1967 and 1975 Pan Am Games as well as a Soling and Lightning champion, was killed in a storm on Lake Erie while racing yesterday afternoon, reports the Toledo Blade. Bruce Gray Goldsmith, 71, formerly of Lenawee and Hillsdale counties, was pronounced dead at the Port of Monroe about an hour after he was thrown overboard from his boat, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.For the rest of the Toledo Blade's story, please click here.