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Rescued rower: We're lucky to be alive

One of six rowers who has been rescued from the Atlantic after his boat overturned in rough seas has been speaking about what happened.

Skipper Matt Craughwell said the boat overturned so quickly that he and his crew were very lucky to be alive.

They had been trying to row from Morocco to Barbados in under 30 days, and were 27 days into their journey when their vessel was hit by waves.

  • 31 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK