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A yacht race gone horribly wrong for an amateur sailor in the UK

Sailor swept overboard during yacht race

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    Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:02 PM -

    An amazing rescue on the high seas took place Monday -- in the middle of the pacific ocean -- during the clipper round-the-world yacht race.

    An amateur sailor on board a boat from the U.K. was swept overboard in rough seas.

    Fortunately -- 46-year-old Andrew Taylor was wearing a life jacket and a dry suit.


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    It took crew members more than 90 minutes to find Taylor and to get him safely back on board.

    Afterward, Taylor says he feared the crew wouldn't be able to save him.

    Taylor was treated for shock and possible hypothermia, but is said to be in relatively good spirits now.

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