Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Rowers Rescued; Boat Flipped in Atlantic

Two Rowers Rescued From Capsized Boat in Atlantic During International Race
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Two rowers competing in an international race were rescued after spending 16 hours clinging to the hull of their capsized boat in the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.
Sarah Kessans, 22, and Emily Kohl, 23, both former collegiate rowers at Purdue University, were competing in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2005 on Sunday when a wave flipped their 24-foot wooden rowboat in choppy seas, the Coast Guard said.
They sent off an emergency beacon that alerted the Coast Guard via satellite. The women were located and a tall ship picked them up Monday morning, about 1,300 miles east of Puerto Rico.


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