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Sailor David Hawkins tells of giant wave ordeal

A man taking part in an around-the-world yacht race has described the moment his boat was hit by a giant wave as like "a scene from a film".

David Hawkins, from Little Weighton, East Yorkshire, was on the Geraldton yacht when it was struck by a huge wave, injuring four crew members.

After arriving in California following a dramatic rescue, Mr Hawkins managed to call home for the first time.