NEWS
01/04/2016 19:30 BST | Updated 02/04/2017 06:12 BST

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.