An amateur sailor had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering severe chest pains on the final leg of the round the world yacht race.
Chris Drummond from High Wycombe, was on board the IchorCoal in the North Atlantic, 220 miles from land when he was taken ill.
His condition was stabilised by onboard medics but the crew was advised to airlift the 62-year-old as a precaution.
Because of the strong winds, an initial rescue plan had to be abandoned and a crew was lowered onto the racing yacht to winch the patient onto the helicopter. He was then transferred to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax where he is undergoing tests.
Yacht skipper Rich Gould praised his crew.
The yacht was then returned to the position where it stopped racing to complete the race to Londonderry on the final leg of the 40,000 mile journey. The race concludes in London on July 30.