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Coast Guard rescues would-be trans-Atlantic rower off New Jersey coast

June 5, 2018 GMT

By Staff

A Scottish man’s solo bid to row across the Atlantic from New York to the British Isles was cut short early Monday when the Coast Guard had to rescue him in rough seas off the coast of New Jersey.

The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from Duncan Hutchinson, 52, about 11:20 p.m. Sunday that his rowboat Sleipnir was beset by bad weather about 20 miles east of Barnegat Light.

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