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'If anything happens, I want him to chuck me overboard'

79-year-old John Eustace has given his son permission to "chuck" him overboard if he dies whilst rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

John and his 52-year-old son Rob are planning to embark on the 3,000 mile trip from Gran Canaria to Barbados later this year, a journey experienced rower Rob has made once before.

Despite insisting his son "lighten the load" if the worst should happen, John told 5 live Breakfast he intends to make it back home and has been training for "three hours a day" on a rowing machine to ensure he is fit enough.

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on Sunday 20 September 2015.

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