Insensitive story doesn't have legs

An unfortunately-worded press release about the activities of a disabled sailor caused wry smiles at newsdesks this week.

The press officer responsible for the release insensitively wrote: “Quadriplegic sailor GEOFF HOLT is still in Portland this morning nd was unable to start the next leg of his round Great Britain sail at dawn as planned, due to excess wind at his start point.”

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