Two British sailors who were injured taking part in a round-the-world race, are back on shore after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued them.
They were injured 400 miles off the coast of California after a wave smashed into their boat.
Two British sailors have arrived back on dry land after being injured when a large wave crashed onto their yacht during a round-the world race.
They were hurt when their vessel was caught in rough seas in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles off the California coast.
Two British sailors are heading for hospital in the USA - one with broken ribs, and the other with a pelvic injury, following a freak wave in the Pacific that hit their yacht. Watch the full footage at ITV Meridian.
Race director for Clipper Ventures, Jonathan Bailey has told ITV Meridian that the injured yacht crew had basic training for any eventualities.
Footage from Clipper Broadcast shows the moment two British sailors were rescued by the US Coast Guard after their boat was battered by a large wave.
Jonathan Levy, from race organisers Clipper Ventures, told ITV News a "large wave that was whipped up by the storm crashed across the back of the boat" ripping away parts of the vessel and battering the crew.
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)
Earlier, the US Coast Guard dropped medical supplies to the yacht crew members after poor weather conditions delayed the operation.
The US Coast Guard has begun winching two of the four injured sailors stranded on their Geraldton Western Australia yacht in the Pacific Ocean