In 2014, the Coast Guard rescued him after receiving a report about a disoriented man in a bubble off the coast of Miami, who was asking for directions to Bermuda. However, he refused to be rescued when they arrived. Three days later, however, he needed to be saved. The rescue, which took place 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine, required an HC-130 airplane and MH-60 helicopter, and Maersk Montana vessel, and cost taxpayers $144,000, according to Local 10 News in Florida.
This time, Baluchi was compliant and allowed the Coast Guard to rescue him voluntarily.
According to his website, this time, Baluchi was running to raise money “for children in need and to inspire those that have lost hope for a better future.”
Baluchi had intended to be at sea for five months, despite the Coast Guard’s warning that it was “manifestly unsafe.”
See the Coast Guard’s tweets below.
#BreakingNews: HydroPod voyage from Miami to Bermuda had recently been determined to be manifestly unsafe.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."