Sailors get 'lost' on six-mile journey

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Two intrepid British men taking a boat from the River Wear to the Tyne called the British coast guard after becoming disorientated - because they thought they had left a different river.

The pair, and the boat they had just purchased, had to be towed into Sunderland Marina after they became lost just hours after taking delivery of it. They were taking the converted lifeboat from the River Wear to the River Tyne, an easily navigable journey of six miles. Easy for most.

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