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Coast Guard rescues man trying to row from New York to Scotland

www.reuters.com Published: June 15, 2014
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(Reuters) - A man trying to row across the Atlantic from New York to a Scottish island was rescued during a storm early on Saturday by a U.S. Coast Guard team who plucked him from choppy waters off Long Island, an official with the agency said.

Niall Iain Macdonald, 39, of Scotland was about 50 nautical miles from the coast when he sent out a distress call by satellite phone saying he had been injured, according to Reuters.

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