Battered yacht crew returns to shore

Associated Press
In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Air National Guard parajumpers, from the 129th Rescue Wing prepare medical supplies to be dropped from a Coast Guard aircraft to a 67-foot sailing yacht with three injured persons aboard, the Clipper Venture Six which is sponsored by Geraldton Western Australia, in the Round the World Yacht Race, Saturday, March 31, 2012. The Coast Guard's Rescue Coordination Center in Alameda, Calif. is coordinating the efforts to rescue the three injured persons 400 miles west of San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Seaman David Flores, U.S. Coast Guard)

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A Coast Guard cutter returned to port in Alameda, Calif., on April 2 after rescuing two injured members of a racing crew whose yacht was smashed by a giant wave in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the world race.

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