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Daily WOW: Planned Run to Bermuda, Sunk

via-U.S. Coast Guard

The Daily Catch - published on 04/27/16

Reza Baluchi planned to start his 5 month voyage from Pompano Beach, Florida, early this past Sunday morning. His custom vessel consisted of a large pod float inside a wheel with paddles and 72 float balls keeping it up. He would run in the pod to make the paddles turn and he would slowly makes his way across the the 1,015 miles of water between Pompano Beach and Bermuda. Unfortunately the Coast Guard ended his voyage before it began.

The Coast Guard had warned Baluchi, 44, he was “not authorized to depart” on his journey because his vessel and water conditions were unsafe. The penalty was a seven-year confinement and a $40,000 fine.

It’s not everyday we hear about a man trying to run across the Atlantic, but this is also not the first time Reza has attempted this journey. Good Morning America has more on Reza’s history:

You can follow Reza’s continuing adventures here.

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