British adventurer Sarah Outen is rescued from the North Pacific
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British adventurer Sarah Outen rescued from Pacific Ocean

British adventurer Sarah Outen has thanked her supporters after being rescued from stormy seas during a row across the Pacific Ocean.

The 26-year-old, from Rutland, was forced to abandon her attempt to become the first woman to row from Japan to Canada when she hit bad weather.

Speaking just before her rescue, she said that the conditions had been the "roughest" and "most frightening" she had ever encountered.

Ms Outen was dehydrated when she arrived in Japan and spent some time in hospital on an intravenous drip before heading to a friend's house.

Footage courtesy Japan Coast Guard

  • 11 Jun 2012