British sailor rescued after falling overboard
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A British sailor has been rescued after falling overboard in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and spending 1½ hours in the north Pacific.
Race officials say 46-year-old Andrew Taylor of London, a crewman on Derry-Londonderry-Doire, was being treated for severe shock and possible hypothermia.
Officials say he went over the side during a sail change in rough weather early Monday. The yacht stopped racing and began searching for Taylor.
A race spokeswoman says Taylor’s safety tether was attached to him when he was recovered and that officials are investigating why it wasn’t attached to the boat.