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Coast Guard working to rescue yacht crew injured in round-the-world race

2012/04/02

The US Coast Guard has dispatched a rescue helicopter to rescue three British and one Australian sailors injured on a yacht during a round-the-world race, after bad weather prevented paramedics from parachuting, the Coast Guard said on Sunday. The 68-foot Geraldton Western Australia was competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race when it was hit by a large wave on Saturday, sweeping away its steering mounting. Source: AP, San Francisco Chronicle