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Solo yachtsman rescued after storm hits

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Scottish sailor Andrew Halcrow's second attempt to circumnavigate the globe single-handed was thwarted by a storm that damaged his 32-foot boat near Cape Horn.

Halcrow, 54, was west of Cape Horn on his second attempt to circumnavigate the globe single-handed when the mast of the Elsi Arrub snapped on Saturday, according to his website.

His first attempt in 2006 also ended with him having to be rescued, after he became ill off Australia.

He was picked up on Sunday afternoon by a Chilean naval helicopter that flew him to the far southern city of Punta Arenas, around 240 miles east of the yacht's position in the south Pacific, according to his website.

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