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What Happened To Eya Guezguez, How Did She Die?

Eya Guezguez was a Tunisian sailor. She competed in the 49er FX event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, along with her twin sister Sarra.

Born on 12 March 2005, she passed away on 10 April 2022.

What Happened To Eya Guezguez, How Did She Die?

According to media reports, Eya Guezguez died while training at sea on Sunday, 10 April. Eya was sailing with twin sister Sarra when their vessel capsized due to strong winds.

Eya passed away following the accident while her sister, who competed alongside Eya at the Olympics, survived.

The coach whose name has not yet been revealed managed to help Eya’s sister Sarah to flee the tangled rigging before then locating Eya, on whom he attempted CPR but in vain.

Eya Guezguez was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead after drowning.

The details surrounding the tragedy remain unclear, but some reports indicate the accident was a result of bad weather and strong winds.

The incident has shocked Tunisia’s sporting community and sparked anger and frustration amongst Tunisians, with many questioning management and the nature of safety equipment.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, which occurred a few hours before Muslims were due to break their fast on the ninth day of Ramadan.

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