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Plastic Bubble man gets saved AGAIN by the Coast Guard

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An ultra-marathoner athlete Reza Baluchi was at it again. He had to be rescued once more. He had tried to make the Bermuda bound 3,500 mile journey inside of his home made plastic bubble "water wheel" contraption, for the second time. Trying to go through the Bermuda Triangle in an inflatable bubble is not a good idea and he had to be rescued off the Florida coast after becoming exhausted. Reza had advertised his death-defying "zorbing" trip across the ocean to Bermuda, then Puerto Rico and back to southern Florida on his website. Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Webber tried to convince Baluchi to abandon his 3,500-mile trip after noticing the bubble was only stocked with water and protein bars. He refused to cooperate. trying to "run" from Florida to Bermuda in a human-powered inflatable bubble. Baluchi, in desperation, activated a locating beacon, before being rescued 70 miles off the coast of Florida by the US Coast Guard. He was hoisted aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and flown to Florida for a medical examination. According to his website, Reza Baluchi had set a goal of running across more than 190 recognized nations to encourage world peace. The Coast Guard received a report about a man in a bubble off the coast of Miami, disoriented and asking for directions to Bermuda, a Coast Guard press release said. It was not clear when he started his quest. Putting ones self inside of giant plastic bubble in the middle of the ocean with the sun beating down on you without a whole lot of air circulation is not a good idea. The "man size hamster wheel" might be well suited for terra expeditions but the ocean is a whole other world. Trying to make your own custom plastic bubble? International Plastics can help. http://www.interplas.com/custom-manufacturing-capabilities Source: http://www.insideedition.com/videos/8253-man-in-bubble-gets-rescued-again-trying-run-on-water-from-miami-to-bermuda