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Atlantic rowers back on dry land after sea rescue

Two young rowers have arrived safely back in the UK after their attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean was cut short due to a catalogue of problems. Lauren Morton from Wetherby and Hannah Lawton were drifting at sea for a week before being rescued.

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Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton back on UK soil Credit: ITV News Calendar

Two young rowers have arrived back in the UK after their attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean ended in them drifting for almost a week.

Lauren Morton from Wetherby and her rowing partner Hannah Lawton had been at sea for more than three months in one of the world's most gruelling rowing challenges.

The pair were greeted at Heathrow by their families Credit: ITV News Calendar

The pair in their 20's had to be rescued by a freighter when they got lost during the Atlantic mission ending up a 1000 kilometres from their tropical destination.

They were attempting to row from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies in honour of a friend who had died from cervical cancer. But were plagued with problems including a fire on their boat and a broken rudder.

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