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Sarah Outen, the Rutland woman trying to row across the Pacific Ocean, has thanked the Japanese coast guard after they rescued her from rough seas.
Outen, aged 26, from Rutland, was forced to give up her bid to be the first woman to row across the Pacific from Japan to Russia because of bad weather.
She said the seas had been the worst she had ever seen. She admitted being frightened.
She was dehydrated but not hurt, although she was taken to hospital to be checked over.
Rutland adventurer Sarah Outen has arrived safely in Japan after being stranded at sea for two days.
Sarah has spent some time in hospital on an IV drip due to suffering from dehydration and is now on her way to rest at a friend's house.
Sarah is expected to post a phone-cast over the next couple of days, once she has fully recovered, updating the public on the events over the last few days.
The rower made a distress call on Thursday during an attempt to row across the Pacific
The mother of Rutland adventurer Sarah Outen has said she felt powerless over a "worrying few days" as she waited for her daughter to be rescued by the coastguard.
She also added that she had briefly spoken with Sarah by phone today and that she felt hugely relieved.
Sarah Outen, the adventurer from Rutland is now safe aboard the recovery vessel sent by the Japanese coastguard and on her way back to Japan.
The organisation London2London who organised the expedition Sarah was on, sent a message via twitter to reassure the public.
She was left stranded and forced to make a mayday distress call yesterday after getting caught in a tropical storm.
Sarah had planned to row from Japan to America as part of a round-the-world boat and bike expedition.
They thanked well-wishers for their support and assured they will inform everyone once she has arrived in Japan.
Sarah Outen's team has confirmed the adventurer from Rutland is "safe and well", strapped inside her cabin on Gulliver.
On her website, her team have confirmed Sarah has been communicating regularly while she awaits rescue following a tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean yesterday.
A surveillance plane from the Japanese Coastguard has been monitoring her boat and the overall situation.
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A rescue operation has been launched for Rutland adventurer Sarah Outen who got into trouble during her attempt to row across the Pacific.