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Man Attempts To Sail To US In A 12ft Dinghy

Whiskey Bravo Coastguard helicopter Portland

9:03am 18th August 2014

Dorset Coastguards were called out yesterday to help a man who was trying to sail to America in a 12ft dinghy.

The boat was spotted around Hengistbury Head by a passing yacht yesterday afternoon.

The skipper, who was from Bulgaria, despite suffering from sea sickness and the cold initially refused help.

He was eventually persuaded to turn back to shore where he was met by Dorset Police and paramedics who took him to Bournemouth Hospital.

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