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Father's relief at yachtsmen's release by Iran

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The father of one of the British sailors held by Iran, has expressed relief that the yachtsmen appear to have been released.

David Young's son Oliver was one of five sailors, who are said to have drifted into Iranian waters mistakenly while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai for a race.

Iranian radio said they had now been freed.

Mr Young said they were very relieved.

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