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    Man Rescued After Trying To Get From Florida To Bermuda In A Giant Inflatable Bubble

    He was apparently found "asking directions".

    Here's the "hydropod bubble runner" Reza Baluchi was attempting to use to make the 1,033-mile trip.

    The U.S. Coast Guard had tried to talk him out of his bizarre attempt to run from Florida to Bermuda.

    As you can see, he was determined to make the journey himself.

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    Yesterday the philanthropist and athlete had to be rescued 70 nautical miles East of St. Augustine.

    On his site he had written: "Reza is so confident that he will succeed in this trip because he has carefully articulated every detail it takes to survive."

    The website states that he was planning to raise money for a children's hospital.

    The Coast Guard rescued him after he activated his landing beacon, Newsday reports.

    He apparently took a seven-year bike trip that brought him across 55 countries on six continents. Newsday says: "His self-professed mission is to promote world peace and unity."

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