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British sailor rescued after falling overboard

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A British sailor has been rescued after falling overboard in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and spending 1 1/2 hours in the north Pacific.

Race officials say 46-year-old Andrew Taylor of London, a crewman on Derry-Londonderry-Doire, was being treated for severe shock and possible hypothermia.

Officials say he went over the side during a sail change in rough weather early Monday. The yacht stopped racing and began searching for Taylor.

A race spokeswoman says Taylor's safety tether was attached to him when he was recovered and that officials are investigating why it wasn't attached to the boat.

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