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Nick Rees and Ed Curtis abandon Atlantic rowing challenge

Two friends taking part in a challenge to row across the Atlantic have been rescued after their boat capsized.

Nick Rees, from Farnham, Surrey, and Ed Curtis, from Anglesey, north Wales, set off on their journey on 4 December.

When their vessel capsized for a second time the team decided that they should abandon the race. They are now onboard a container ship headed for Gibraltar.

The friends, both 37, were taking part in the race to raise £250,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Their route was taking them on a 3,000-mile trip from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

  • 17 Dec 2013
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