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Bubble idiot needed rescuing off Florida coast.
Posted: 05 October 2014 04:05 PM
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Story here. I read somewhere that he will be charged a very big bill for being rescued. Honestly, these adventurers need to have their brains checked before doing these things.

A marathon runner attempting a bizarre crossing from Florida to Bermuda inside an inflatable bubble has been rescued after succumbing to exhaustion, the United States Coast Guard said.

US citizen Reza Baluchi was pulled from the water off the coast of Florida on Saturday after triggering a radio beacon signalling he needed help, a press release said.

The US Coast Guard said they had first become aware of Mr Baluchi’s odyssey on Wednesday when personnel received a report of “a US citizen floating in an inflatable bubble”.

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Posted: 05 October 2014 10:26 PM   [ # 1 ]
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Yes. For that kind of endeavor you’re supposed to have support staff close by at all times. Like the lady who swam from Cuba to Florida a few years back. Idiot. (Not that the idea of doing it in an inflatable bubble wasn’t idiotic to begin with.)

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Posted: 05 October 2014 11:13 PM   [ # 2 ]
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Tah - 05 October 2014 10:26 PM

Yes. For that kind of endeavor you’re supposed to have support staff close by at all times. Like the lady who swam from Cuba to Florida a few years back. Idiot. (Not that the idea of doing it in an inflatable bubble wasn’t idiotic to begin with.)

Yes. He really should’ve had a big team with him on two or three boats. Just going out on your own like that is suicidal.

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Posted: 18 October 2014 03:47 PM   [ # 3 ]
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Apparently he didn’t think the plan all the way through.  I’m wondering if he realized how much he would get billed for the rescue.

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