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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".

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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.

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Time reports he "was found in an inflatable bubble, disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda, the Coast Guard said. He was carrying protein bars, bottled water, a GPS and a satellite phone." According to MailOnline he "had claimed before leaving he would mostly survive by fishing."


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.

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The site reports that Baluchi, who was granted asylum in the U.S. after suffering persecution in Iran for "so-called pro-Western and anti-Islamic activities", has made headlines before with his previous efforts to break records.

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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