Iranian captors fed us too much, says Irish sailor

Sailor David Bloomer said it was “wonderful” to be free tonight after he and four yachtsmen were released by the Iranian authorities.

Bloomer, who holds dual Irish-British citizenship, was detained last week along with Oliver Smith, Oliver Young, Sam Usher and Luke Porter after their yacht strayed into Iranian waters.

Mr Bloomer, a Bahrain-based radio presenter, said the five were all fit and healthy, adding: “If anything, we may be a bit overweight because they were feeding us so much.”


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