British sailor rescued after being knocked out in Southern Ocean storm

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 8, 2018

A British woman who was knocked unconscious during a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean has been rescued after the Falmouth Coastguard received a long-distance distress signal and raised the alarm.

A British sailor left injured and adrift in the Pacific when her boat was damaged in a storm was enjoying a "very good hot drink" yesterday after she was rescued by a cargo ship.

Susie Goodall, 29, was sailing solo in an around-the-world race when her yacht flipped over and was dismasted two days ago 2,000 miles from Cape Horn.

Those conditions make a rescue more hard, said Paul Owen of the International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations.

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But that was only the beginning of her troubles on Friday.

Goodall's engine failed and could not be restarted, limiting her ability to manoeuvre.

Goodall was the youngest entrant and the only woman in the Golden Globe competition that began July 1 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. Only five of the 18 skippers who began the race still remain.

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