London sailor back on dry ground after falling overboard

London sailor Andrew Taylor, who fell overboard during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has been taken to a San Francisco hospital after his crew completed the 10th stage of the race.

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London sailor taken to hospital after arriving in the United States

Paramedics transport Andrew Taylor to hospital Credit: Noah Berger/PA

A London sailor thrown overboard in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is finally back on dry land. Andrew Taylor spent an hour an a half alone in the ocean 2,500 miles from land after he fell into the sea during a storm on March 31. He was hit by the yacht's rudder, which injured his leg.

The 46-year-old was battered by high waves, rain and hailstones before he was rescued by his fellow yachtsman. He was suffering from hypothermia and severe shock.

Derry-Londonderry-Doire arrives in San Francisco after racing from China Credit: Noah Berger/PA

The 70ft racing yacht, Derry-Londonderry-Doire, arrived in San Francisco last night, completing the 10th stage of the race, in 6th place.

Mr Taylor was taken to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital where he was told his leg was deeply bruised but not broken. Mr Taylor has described the experience as 'horrific' and says he knows he's a very lucky man.

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