It’s with great sadness that we have to report that Anthony and James were rescued 48 hours ago.
The pair were 600 miles into their Atlantic Ocean crossing when Anthony became extremely unwell and needed urgent medical evacuation.
Maritime Agency, a 200 metre long bulk carrier called “Angele N” was diverted to collect the pair. After 20 hours on board the commercial vessel, the Spanish coastguard extracted Anthony and James via helicopter back to Tenerife for medical treatment. Anthony is now recovering.
We want to express our gratitude to the Spanish and UK maritime authorities who co-ordinated the rescue.
We want to thank everyone for the fantastic support that we have received so far and please remember that we are raising funds for a wonderful charity, Naomi House: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pedaltheocean.
Thank you from all at the Pedal The Ocean team