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Olympics-Inspired Man Attempts To Swim Across Atlantic, Only Makes It 300 Yards From Shore
According to the Daily Mail, the 34-year-old man was vacationing with friends when he suddenly announced that he was setting off for America. His travel companions, thinking he was joking, watched as he immediately dove into the water and began swimming out into the ocean, continuing well past warning buoys that mark the limit for safe and legal swimming.
Those buoys are located about 300 yards from shore, which prompted lifeguards to scramble into action. A rescue helicopter was dispatched and a diver dropped into the water to convince the man to turn back. The headstrong Brit argued that he was a good swimmer and that he was capable of making an Atlantic crossing, but eventually he came to his senses and climbed aboard a small boat to return to shore.
Thankfully, the Olympics only come around once every four years. I'm not sure if this man's friends and family could handle him getting inspired like this on a regular basis.
[Image courtesy the Daily Mail]