Rowers Aiming for World Record Rescued

In Indian Ocean, after only one day

Ashley Wilson (left), who has epilepsy, and James Ketchell have completed a number of other adventures to inspire people with the disease. (Nothing’s Impossible/Facebook)
Photo: Nothing’s Impossible/Facebook

Two British rowers who hoped to set a world record for the 3,600-mile voyage across the Indian Ocean were rescued at sea Wednesday, just a day after departing, the Telegraph reports.

James Ketchell and Ashley Wilson left from Australia and were headed toward Mauritius. Their electronic navigation system failed a mere 21 miles off the coast and a fishing boat towed them back to shore. The duo says they will try again next week. 

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