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Royal Marine Lee Spencer rowing 3,000 miles opposite Atlantic has mislaid his prosthetic leg

January 11th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer is on organisation of ex-servicemen 
  • They wish to turn initial all-amputee organisation to finish a 3,000 mile trip
  • Spencer’s prosthetic leg became trapped and snapped during a journey

Naomi Leach For Mailonline

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An amputee Afghanistan maestro who is rowing opposite a Atlantic has mislaid his leg – after his prosthetic prong snapped in two.

Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer is partial of a organisation of 4 ex-servicemen creation a channel – who have only 3 legs between them.

They wish to turn a initial all-amputee organisation to finish a 3,000 mile trip, from a Canary Islands to Antigua, and aim to finish within 55 days.

Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer is partial of a organisation of 4 ex-servicemen rowing opposite a Atlantic

Royal Marine Colour Sergeant Lee Spencer is partial of a organisation of 4 ex-servicemen rowing opposite a Atlantic

They wish to turn a initial all-amputee organisation to finish a 3,000 mile trip, from a Canary Islands to Antigua

They wish to turn a initial all-amputee organisation to finish a 3,000 mile trip, from a Canary Islands to Antigua

But a oarsmen faced a reversal median by a plea when 46-year-old Lee got his prosthetic prong trapped and it pennyless – scarcely promulgation him overboard.

He said: ‘It is formidable to get around a vessel and we held my leg between a oar and a side of a vessel and it snapped.

‘I roughly finished adult in a splash though opportunely we had gangling tools and got going again.’

The brash father-of-two added: ‘I’ve damaged my leg – luckily we brought another along.’

‘A few twists of an Allen pivotal and we was behind in action.’

The father-of-two mislaid his right leg above a knee dual years ago while assisting a engineer after a pile-up on a M3 – after flourishing 3 tours of avocation in Afghanistan.

Lee, who is from Yelverton in Devon is assimilated by 29-year-old Cayle Royce, Paddy Gallagher, 30, of Cambridgeshire and Nigel Rogoff, 56, who is from Hereford.

Cayle became a double amputee and Paddy mislaid one leg after pang critical injuries in Afghanistan, while Nigel mislaid his leg while holding partial in an RAF parachute display.

The veterans, who have called themselves a Row2Recovery group, are competing opposite 25 other teams in a competition as partial of a Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

The competition was scheduled to start on 15 December, though inclement continue deferred it and they finished adult environment 5 days later.

The oarsmen faced a reversal median by a plea when 46-year-old Lee got his prosthetic prong trapped and it pennyless - scarcely promulgation him overboard

The oarsmen faced a reversal median by a plea when 46-year-old Lee got his prosthetic prong trapped and it pennyless – scarcely promulgation him overboard

Now, 1,500 nautical miles in to a challenge, a organisation is half approach there – and even distinguished Christmas and New Year while braving a outrageous waves and clever currents.

Lee said: ‘The continue has been comparatively good to us so transport though it was unequivocally disconcerting during initial being in a tiny twine potion vessel staring adult during 20 feet waves.

‘You have to understanding with sores, blisters, boils, salt sores and a tired though a troops training and fortify has stood us in good stead.

‘Getting about a vessel with prosthetics is not easy and changing shifts is a plea as we are ungainly and unwieldy as we mount over any other.

‘We had a few Christmas presents and a dump of blockade during New Year though they were only rowing days,’ he added.

Lee (second from left) who is from Yelverton in Devon is assimilated by 29-year-old Cayle Royce, Paddy Gallagher, 30, of Cambridgeshire and Nigel Rogoff, 56, who is from Hereford

Lee (second from left) who is from Yelverton in Devon is assimilated by 29-year-old Cayle Royce, Paddy Gallagher, 30, of Cambridgeshire and Nigel Rogoff, 56, who is from Hereford

‘We are averaging 70 miles a day and we’re here to get on with it. The some-more we disaster about, a longer it will take.

‘What unequivocally motivates us is a honour we feel drifting a dwindle for infirm servicemen and all infirm people.

‘We are now 9th and wish to finish aloft adult and we will be means to say: ‘look what we’ve finished with 3 legs between us’. That is pushing us on.

‘We are proof there is life after damage and we can plea yourself in opposite ways.

‘You don’t have to quarrel an sea though we are severe people’s perceptions of limbless and infirm people.’

Barry Le Grys, arch executive of Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, added: ‘This is an implausible bid and shows only what can be achieved post injury.

‘As Lee says, we don’t have to do a large plea like this though we can be eccentric and lapse to a rewarding, fulfilling life.’

 


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