UK sailor dies after she is swept into Pacific Ocean during Clipper race

A sailor has died after being swept overboard while competing in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.

Sarah Young, 40, a company owner from London, was washed into the sea by a wave as she tended to the mainsail aboard the IchorCoal boat and was swept away in strong winds.

The incident took place in the mid-north Pacific at around 1.44pm UK time. Miss Young's body was recovered by her crew who tried to resuscitate her, but she never regained consciousness, a race spokeswoman said. 

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