A U.S. woman attempting to cross the Pacific by rowboat has ended her solo attempt simply because of expected bad climate.
Sonya Baumstein was rescued off the Japanese coast on Saturday soon after sending out a distress signal, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Baumstein departed from Choshi, Japan, one week ago, hoping to become the very first lady to row solo across the Pacific.
She was headed for San Francisco but sent out the signal on Saturday about two:20 p.m. about 250 kilometers (155 miles) off the coast of Japan.
A freighter traveling nearby rescued her at about five p.m. (0800 GMT) Saturday and passed her on to a coast guard ship around 8:55 p.m. (1155 GMT), the Japanese coast guard stated.
Baumstein was hoping to finish the 6,000-mile (9,600-kilometer) journey by late September.