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Sunday, 05 February 2012

Dubliner Aodhán Kelly (26) was one of six men rescued from an upturned rowing boat in the Atlantic, some 520 miles from Barbados; the other five crew members were British citizens. The six men aboard the 36ft Sara G had been attempting to break the record for a crossing of the Atlantic by completing it within 30 days, and were 27 days into the attempt when a huge wave caused the 36ft vessel to capsize.

All six managed to make it to a life raft and were later picked up by a cargo ship, which had been alerted by the coast guard in Martinique after the men had managed to activate their emergency beacon.

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