But Jean Le Cam still trapped in capsized yacht
Fellow Vendée Globe competitor Vincent Riou has made contact with missing French skipper Jean Le Cam (pictured). Riou reports that he found VM Matériaux, Le Cam’s yacht, floating upside down and missing its keel bulb, but that a small ‘flag’ was visible at one of the yacht’s through-hull fittings. Riou shouted for Le Cam and heard a response from the French skipper inside the capsized boat.
However, the stern of VM Matériaux, where there is an emergency escape hatch, is underwater.
A Chilean naval tug has also been sent to aid the rescue effort, and is due to reach the area tomorrow morning at 06h30. The tug is equipped with a RIB and divers to help extract the trapped skipper.