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British yachtsman rescued thousands of miles from home – by neighbour

A "British sailor who was adrift in the Caribbean for two days without food was shocked when his mayday was answered – by a neighbour.

"Yachtsman John Fildes made a distress call after his vessel – named Dangerous When Wet – lost its sails in a storm.

"He was rescued off Puerto Rico by the 113,000-tonne [ton] superliner Crown Princess captained by Alistair Clark – who lives just around the corner from him in Warsash, Hampshire."

Those Brits turn up when you need 'em.

Mr Fildes might want to consider a different name for his next ship.

Thanks to Jonah Goldberg of National Review for the story tip.

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