Sarah Outen rescued by Japanese Coast Guard after boat hit by storm waves, safe but exhausted (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Jun 10, 2012 in Asia, Lifestyle, World •
British adventurer Sarah Outen has been rescued on Friday, June 8, 2012, as shown in the photo below, after her boat Gulliver was hit by huge storm waves during her solo journey across the Pacific Ocean, about 500 miles off the coast of Japan.
Sarah Outen (in red suit), after she was
rescued by Japanese Coast Guard
Image Credit: AP/Japanese Coast Guard
According to a post on her official website on Thursday, Ms. Outen‘s boat has rolled on several occasions and has been severely damaged after being hit Typhoon Mawar, noting that she is safe, and Japanese Coast Guard was on their way to rescue her.
The next day, London2London Team wrote on the website that Sarah is now safe aboard the recovery vessel sent by the Japanese Coast Guard, and is currently on her way back to Japan, thanking all those who supported her all the way.
“Sarah rang the London2London Team around midnight 8th June from the rescue boat Zao. She is well but exhausted. We are expecting Sarah to land in Japan around 0900hrs JST (0100hrs BST) tomorrow 10th June.” A statement reads at SarahOuten.com on Saturday.
As noted in British news sites, Ms. Outen was about 11,000 miles of her attempt to travel around the world using only human power such as cycling, rowing, and kayaking of more than 32,000 kilometers (20,000 miles), when her boat had a hole and water started to enter her vessel.
Outen, 27, who started her journey back in April 2011, reportedly arrived in Japan in November after cycling more than 10,000 miles through 10 countries and rowing 1,000 miles to Tokyo, and has been at sea for 24 days when the incident happened.
“A bit battered and shellshocked by everything but happy to be safe aboard Japan Coast Guard ship. Wobbly on my feet and falling asleep everywhere, brain and body exhausted and emotional. Smile and breathe. Huge thanks to everyone involved.” Sarah Outen (@SaraOuten) tweeted on Saturday morning.
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