Iran freed five sailors

By Taryn Thomas

The New York Times reported that Iran released the five British sailors that they captured. The sailors were detained on Nov. 25 after their racing yacht went into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf when they were on the way to a race.

A spokesman in London said that the men were being returned and their yacht, Kingdom of Bahrain, is being towed back.

CNN reported that the men's names are Oliver Young, 21, Luke Porter, 21, Olly Smith, 31, Sam Usher, 26, and Dave Bloomer, in his 60s. 

The Iranians released the men after they determined that their yacht accidentally wandered into their waters. 

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