April 1, 2014 10:34 am

WATCH: Overboard sailor saved in dramatic rescue during yacht race

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British sailor Andrew Taylor is lucky to be alive after falling overboard into the Pacific ocean during the Clipper Round the World yacht race.

A huge wave swept Taylor off the deck of the 70-foot yacht, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, and into the frigid ocean.

Taylor’s crew members searched for the missing sailor in rough seas for over an hour before spotting his yellow life jacket.

The 46-year-old was pulled aboard after several frantic attempts. Taylor spent 90 minutes in the water and was treated for shock and hypothermia.

Global News

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