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US Coastguard footage shows rescued Kent yachtswoman Dr Jane Hitchens arriving in San Francisco.
A yachtswoman from Kent is undergoing treatment in America after her vessel was hit by a freak wave in the Pacific.
The crew of a Round The World yacht injured when their boat was hit by a massive wave have been transferred onto a US Coastguard cutter.
They are now being treated by medical specialists aboard the vessel which is due to arrive in San Francisco Bay later today.
Coastguard say Dr Jane Hitchens, from Kent, has suspected broken ribs and is being treated with oxygen.
Footage from the US Coast Guard shows an air drop of medical supplies for a stricken yacht in the Round the World Yacht Race. Dr Jane Hitchens from Kent has since been airlifted to safety. She was one of 18 crew who left Southampton last July.
A Kent doctor has been airlifted to safety after being injured during the Round the World Yacht Race.
Dr Jane Hitchens was one of 18 crew members on the Geraldton Western Australia - one of ten boats that left Southampton last July. A large wave struck the vessel in the Pacific on Saturday.
Now 350 miles off the Californian coast, the yacht is beyond the range of a shore-based helicopter so a US Coastguard cutter with a helipad has been dispatched to rendezvous to carry out a two-part airlift if necessary. They are expected to reach the yacht at 1530 GMT (0830 local time).
A rescue operation to help four injured sailors who are on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been delayed because of bad weather. Three of the sailors are British including Jane Hitchens from Kent, who has four suspected broken ribs.
Their vessel the Geralton was struck by a large wave 400 miles off California on Saturday.