The coast guard officers noticed the man in an inflatable hydro bubble on Wednesday, but the well-equipped adventurer waved them off, saying he was determined to make the 1,033-mile journey himself.
I can imagine him shouting this across the waves, proud, defiant.
But three days later he called for rescue, too exhausted to carry on. Did the strange anomaly known as the Bermuda Triangle sap his strength?
Are there any facts behind the mystery of Bermuda Triangle? More than 1000 ships and planes have disappeared in the triangle area over the past five centuries and continue to do so. And all these happen when apparently there are no human errors, equipment failures or even natural disasters. Strangely, the ships and aircraft just vanish when everything seems to be okay. See the craft that disappeared here.
On a houseboat holiday in Victoria, Australia, in the 70s, I remember swimming in a giant dam made by the flooding of a low area of land. I peered beneath and wondering what lay below. Every now and then the tips of long-dead pine trees would appear. Although swimming held no problems for me, the unknown is a powerful force for fear.
What are your thoughts on attempting a difficult physical challenge? Should we test ourselves to the extreme, or is it irresponsible?