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Man tries to run from Florida to Bermuda in a plastic bubble, fails

A man was rescued after attempting to run from Florida to Bermuda in a plastic bubble.

The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted this photograph of Baluchi before his rescue. Photo: @USCG The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted this photograph of Baluchi before his rescue. Photo: @USCG

A man was rescued Saturday after attempting to run from Florida to Bermuda in a plastic bubble, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Reza Baluchi was pulled from the ocean about 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine Florida Saturday after his plan to cross the ocean in an inflatable hydro bubble went awry.

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According to The Daily Mail, the Coast Guard tried to rescue Baluchi on Wednesday, but the adventurer waved them off, claiming he could make the 1,033-mile journey by himself.

But by Saturday, he was too exhausted to continue, so he called for help by activating a Personal Locating Beacon.He was uninjured following the rescue.

The stunt was meant to disprove myths about the Bermuda Triangle being dangerous, according to Baluchi's website Runwithreza.org.

"Everyone wants to know how Reza Baluchi will be successful in his travel to through the Bermuda triangle. Reza is so confident that he will succeed in this trip because he has carefully articulated every detail it takes to survive," he wrote on his site.

The Coast Guard tweeted a photograph of Baluchi in his hydro bubble before the rescue.

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