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Sailor rescued from capsized boat

Updated: January 6, 2009, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- French skipper Jean Le Cam has been rescued from his capsized yacht by a rival in the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing contest.

Le Cam is reportedly healthy and aboard the PRB, the boat of skipper Vincent Riou.

The rescue west of Cape Horn on Tuesday was a surprise to organizers. They had expected a Chilean naval vessel to extract Le Cam early Wednesday.

But Riou was the first to reach Le Cam's boat, which capsized overnight Monday. Riou reported to race ...

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