Coast Guard Rescues Peace Activist Trying to Reach Bermuda in Floating Bubble
Peace activist Reza Baluchi was planning on running to Bermuda from Florida in his floating bubble.
But, he didn’t make it.
The US Coast Guard rescued Baluchi in his floating bubble after suffering from fatigue.
Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble on Saturday. ( AP)
FOX News reported:
A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating “Hydro Pod” was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue.
Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Saturday morning, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. He was transported to a nearby Coast Guard station and found to be uninjured, Fajardo said.
A statement on Baluchi’s website said the Iranian exile had planned to make the 1,033-mile trip in his self-designed bubble to raise money “for children in need” and “to … inspire those that have lost hope for a better future.”
Baluchi has made headlines many times before with previous efforts to break long-distance running and cycling records , including one six-month journey in which he ran around the perimeter of the United States, and a seven-year bike trip that he said brought him across 55 countries on six continents. His self-professed mission is to promote world peace and unity…
…In addition to the protein bars the Coast Guard said it found in his bubble, he planned to catch and eat fish, the site said.