Irishman Nick Dwyer has been rescued from the after his yacht capsized off the Australian coast.
Nick (55), along with French woman Barbara Heftman (40) were traveling from New Zealand to Australia as part of a year-long circumnavigation of the globe.
Irishman Nick Dwyer & french woman Barbara Heftman survived 5 days stranded at sea on their broken yacht off NSW @abcnewsSydney @ABCNews24 pic.twitter.com/I3WM594fUk
— Mark Reddie (@ReddieNews) March 8, 2017
The pair got into difficulty in the Tasman Sea on Tuesday evening when they met gale force winds. It took rescue boats over 13 hours to reach them but the pair are now safe with Dwyer describing rescuers as 'absolute heroes'.
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