A French sailor, who spent three days adrift in the ocean off the coast of Tasmania in Australia, has been rescued.
A cruise ship picked up Alain Delord on Sunday, according to a spokesman for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
The BBC reported the ship Orion was on its way back from the Antarctic when it answered the distress call, making a 50-hour diversion to pick him up.
Delord was attempting a solo round-the-world voyage when he ran into trouble on Friday. The mast on his yacht broke in rough weather forcing him to abandon it.
The yachtsman was uninjured and said to be in reasonable spirits.
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