Levi Read, from the US coastguard,
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Coastguard drops medical supplies to injured Clipper crew

Three Britons and one Australian were injured when a large wave crashed onto their vessel in the Pacific Ocean during a round-the-world yacht race.

They suffered a range of injuries, including suspected broken ribs, 400 miles off the California coast.

Levi Read, from the US coastguard, said they had managed to drop medical supplies onto the yacht, but medics were unable to board because of poor weather conditions.

Footage courtesy Clipper Ventures

  • 01 Apr 2012