Andrew Taylor rescued after falling overboard

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British sailor Andrew Taylor was rescued from the Pacific Ocean on Monday morning after falling overboard during a round the world Clipper Race.

Skipper Sean McCarter immediately initiated the man overboard procedure and sent out a mayday alert, which prompted other competitors to divert and help in the search.

Conditions were described as rough at the time with winds of 35 knots, although visibility was said to be clear.

Taylor, who was project director for food and drink deliveries to the Olympic Park during London 2012, spent 90 minutes in the freezing water before the boat could find him and drag him aboard.