British adventurer Sarah Outen has been rescued by the Japanese Coast Guard after her boat was damaged by a tropical storm during her around-the-world trip.
Outen’s voyage, which was supposed to be a human-powered around-the-world trip starting and ending in London, came to a crashing halt when the tropical storm that rolled through damaged her boat. Luckily, the Japanese Coast Guard was able to locate and transport her to safety.
Before the rescue had officially taken place, when asked about the state of Outen, her London2London team responded that she was “bearing up well and demonstrating the strength and resolve that has brought her the huge distance on the journey so far.”
Possessing more technology than the average household on her journey, Outen was able to notify rescuers of her location as well as send out tweets regarding her thoughts on the situation.
“Trying hard2 smile and breathe calm keep getting interuptd by waves throwing us over.” adding,
“Focusing on calm trying2 block out wind and waves. Visualizing family and friends pulling us in.”
According to a statement released by her team, the rescue was a success and she was making her way back to the mainland.
“Sarah is now making her way to back to Japan,” they wrote. “We are awaiting final confirmation of details of Sarah’s arrival in Japan and will let you know more once we have further information.”
Sarah began her London 2 London journey on April 1st, 2011 and will attempt to bike, kayak, and run over 20,000 miles before her journey is complete.
Outen hopes to complete her voyage in London by fall 2013.