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Devon amputee looking forward to Piña colada as crew come close to completing Atlantic challenge

Two Devon men are close to making history as part of the first crew of amputees to row across the Atlantic.

Servicemen Cayle Royce and Lee Spencer are part of a four-man crew making the three thousand mile journey.

They are now just 500 miles from the finish of their course and hope to cross the line next week.

Cayle told us the three things he's most looking forward to at the end of their journey.

Dorset rowers' record Atlantic attempt

And staying in the sea - two rowers from the region are on course to break a 118-year record by crossing the Atlantic in the quickest time ever.

Chris Walters and Elliott Dale from Lyme Regis have so far had to overcome injuries, huge cargo ships and gale force winds, but remain confident they will beat the 55-day record. Seth Conway reports:

Ambitious plan for Cheltenham man

Ben Hooper plans to swim across the Atlantic. Credit: ITV News West Country

Ben Hooper, a swimmer for Cheltenham, has revealed his plans to swim The Atlantic.

His plan is to swim from Dakar in Senegal to Natal in Brazil, a distance of 1,700 miles.

If he succeeds he will be the first man to do so.

Ben Hooper plans to swim from Senegal to Brazil. Credit: ITV News West Country
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