國標賽艇挑戰賽:威爾士船員在惡劣天氣中獲救的16名船員之一

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國標賽艇挑戰賽:威爾士船員在惡劣天氣中獲救的16名船員之一

一位海洋划船運動員描述了他和他的船員在惡劣天氣下失去控制並有擱淺的危險後被救起的過程。

他們是GB賽艇挑戰賽的一部分,旨在環遊大不列顛。據報道,所有人都安然無恙。

桑德斯先生說,船員們一直在觀察天氣,當風暴吹起時,他們一直在堅持。

"他說:"我們發現我們失去了對方向的控制,我們隨着潮汐漂移,副錨最終離開了。

我們做出了下船的決定

桑德斯先生說:"無論潮汐和風把我們帶到哪裡,我們就會去哪裡。"桑德斯先生在一次直升機墜毀中頸部骨折後,離開了軍隊,進入了私營保安部門。

"我們一直與海岸警衛隊保持溝通,我們決定在我們撞上蘇格蘭海岸之前讓我們下船。"

桑德斯先生是一名經驗豐富的賽艇運動員,他的團隊贏得了2021年巴塞羅那-伊比沙NOMAN三天的海洋賽艇比賽,他說。"就公開水域和海況而言,(它)幾乎是我所經歷過的最多的狀態之一。

他們被來自安特立姆郡的紅灣皇家海軍救生艇救起,來自蘇格蘭普雷斯蒂克的海岸警衛隊直升機也被派出。

被人性的表現所震撼

他讚揚了將他們帶到安特立姆郡庫申德爾的志願救生艇船員,並說船員們 "被他們的人性表現所震撼"。

"我們已經得到了衣服、食物和暫時住的房子,我們真的得到了幫助。"


An ocean rower has described how he and his crewmates were rescued after they lost control in bad weather and were in danger of running aground.

They were part of the GB Row Challenge aiming to circumnavigate Great Britain. All were reported to be safe and well.

Mr Saunders said the crew had been watching the weather and riding it out when the storm blew up.

"We found we lost steering control, we were drifting with the tides and the para anchor ended up going," he said.

'We made the decision to get off'

"Wherever tides and wind were taking us that's where we were going," said Mr Saunders, who left the military for the private security sector after a he suffered a broken neck in a helicopter crash.

"We were in constant communications with the Coastguard, and we made the decision to get us off the boat before we hit the Scottish coast."

Mr Saunders, an experienced rower whose team won the 2021 Barcelona-Ibiza NOMAN three-day ocean rowing race, said: "In terms of open water and sea conditions, (it was) pretty much one of the hairiest states I've ever been in.

They were rescued by the Red Bay RNLI lifeboat from County Antrim and a coastguard helicopter from Prestwick in Scotland was also deployed.

'Blown away by show of humanity'

He praised the volunteer lifeboat crew who took them to Cushendall in County Antrim, and said the crew were "blown away by their show of humanity".

"We've been given clothes, food and a house to stay in for now, we have been really helped."

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