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Rescue mission for solo sailor


Competitors in the Vendee Globe round-the-world solo yacht race and an Australian Navy frigate are rushing to the aid of an injured French yachtsman.

Yann Elies broke his leg when a huge wave smashed into his yacht. Andy Moore reports.


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