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Irishman Rescued Off Australian Coast After Yacht Capsizes

By James Fenton

March 9, 2017 at 8:55am

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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. 

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'. 

(header pic credit: @reddienews on Twitter)

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