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Two injured yacht crew due on shore this afternoon

Two sailors who were injured when a large wave crashed onto their yacht during a round-the world race have been being taken to shore by boat, race organisers said.

Because of the bad weather the coast guard did not feel it was safe to hoist them onto a rescue helicopter.

Jane Hitchens, 50, from Kent, and 29-year-old Nik Brbora, who lives in London, were transferred by small boat to US coast guard cutter, the Bertholf. They will arrive at San Francisco at approximately 7am local time (1400GMT/1500 BST)

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