Sarah Outen, a British adventurer on a round-the-world bicycle, kayak and rowing race, has been rescued after being stranded in the Pacific Ocean.
Outen was rescued by the Japanese Coast Guard in rough seas on the afternoon of Friday, June 8, the London2London team wrote on its website.
Sarah is now making her way to back to Japan, the team 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.
The 26-year-old adventurer was left stranded approximately 560 miles off the coast of Sendai, northeast Japan, after her 22ft boat capsized during typhoon winds.
A rescue operation including two helicopters and two planes, had been keeping her boat Gulliver in their sights, as the Japanese Coast Guard made their way out to sea in an effort to rescue Outen.
The Telegraph is reporting that Outen had wrapped herself up while stranded, in order to block the storm from further damaging the vessel.
Outen had also sent out messages via Twitter, saying that she has written 'SMILE' on one hand and 'BREATHE' on the other. Both will help when I am scared in the storm.
The explorer was in the midst of a round-the-world expedition scheduled to last 850 days and involving 11 months alone at sea after setting off from London on April 1 last year.
Having already kayaked across Europe and Cycled across Eurasia, Outen had set off on the latest leg of her adventure from a port east of Tokyo on May 13 en route for Vancouver.
Outen had been confirmed as safe as she waited to be rescued on board her boat.
Sarah has been hit by the tropical storm, Mawar, and her boat, Gulliver, has rolled on several occasions. The boat has been damaged, the extent of which is as yet unknown. The team has however spoken to Sarah and she is safe and doing well, according to a statement on Outen's website.
The Telegraph also cites a statement from a spokesperson for Japan Coast Guard that reads, She said she had safely sheltered herself inside the vessel but could not come out due to heavy weather.
Outen, who became the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean in 2009, had posted a blog shortly before tropical storm Rosie had hit said that Waiting for Rosie is a weird mix of adrenaline, calm and anticipated fear. By lunchtime tomorrow we will have 45 knots with gusts of 55, later peaking at 55 knots with gusts of 60. There will be forty eight hours of that madness before everything starts dropping, bit by bit.
Coincidentally, a second solo British rower is about 280 miles northeast of Outen's position and is also awaiting rescue, Outen's team said.
According to CNN, Outen has requested pancakes, cold orange juice and grapes for her first meal after arriving in Japan.