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Friday, 8th June 2012
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British adventurer rescued by Japanese coastguard

British adventurer Sarah Outen's attempt to break a world record by rowing across the North Pacific has been brought to a dramatic end.

In the middle of her two-and-a-half-year round the world expedition, Sarah had to be plucked from the ocean by the Japanese coastguard after ten metre high waves repeatedly capsized her boat.

The coastguard is also reportedly heading to rescue fellow Brit Charlie Martell, who was attempting his own record attempt across the Pacific when bad weather stopped him in his tracks.

Despite her attempt being brought to a close prematurely, Sarah is said to be in good spirits.

"Huge thanks to the British Embassy in Toyko together with the Coastguards in Falmouth and Japan for such a swift response and for getting Sarah aboard the recovery vessel safe and sound in difficult sea conditions," her team said in a statement.

It remains to be seen whether Sarah will continue with her expedition, during which she planned to travel around the world from London to London, with around 20,000 miles spent rowing and kayaking.

Written by Graham McPherson