RowersA team of British women on a charity row on behalf of the FCT have been rescued after becoming stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their rowing boat capsized, robbing them of their oars. The crew sent a distress signal at 9.08am on Saturday, when they were 400 nautical miles from Cape Verde, off the coast of Africa, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. 

Gemma Chalk, Clare Lanyon, Jane McIntosh and Olivia Wilson were forced to abandon their attempt to break the women's speed record for rowing nearly 3,000 miles across the Atlantic between Gran Canaria and Barbados.

The Forces Children’s Trust would like to thank the ladies for their strength, determination and amazing bravery!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3446232/Oarless-British-rowers-rescued-Atlantic-capsize-ordeal.html

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