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Cumbrian men trying to pedal across Atlantic rescued during major storm

Naked Cumbrian pedalo pair Kieran Sweeney and Callum McDonald are back on dry land after being airlifted off their boat when a severe storm took hold in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Give up the rowing idea and maybe get on a bike instead, being airlifted to safety all the time is costing somebody alot of money for these rescues each time, I admire what they are doing but, once to fail ok, twice is telling you something, and 3 times is time to give up.

Posted by Martin Shaw on 16 February 2012 at 11:58

I presume the people who sponsored these guys are going to get there money back as the challenge failed and then can donate it to the designated charity themselves?

Posted by Worried man on 10 February 2012 at 12:47

well done for trying guys, hopefully youll have another go at the challenge

Posted by delboy on 9 February 2012 at 15:44

Mr S, I don't see any blogs here? I see comments regarding a newspaper article where people express their views. Just because so many people get rescued does not make it acceptable if they have not prepared properly for the challenge. No one is saying they should not have attempted the challenge just that given they have failed three times they should now be considering giving up rather than continually putting their lives and others at risk.

Posted by Me on 9 February 2012 at 04:29

Silly silly blogs over 40+ people row the Atlantic every year and all for different charities !!!! So have a wee think before you post ! Over 10 boats was lost this year and all persons rescued this is part of this hard challenge so as I'm readings all these blogs I can say everyone knows nothing about this challenge of which gets crossed by many every single year


Posted by Mr s on 8 February 2012 at 18:33

Barry they have only been rescued this once the other times they turned bak with food poising and the first time the driveshaft broke.

Posted by mark on 8 February 2012 at 15:15

I'm starting to think this must be a hoax - surely they'd be in trouble with the authorities if they repeatedly do this?

Posted by barry on 8 February 2012 at 13:23

go on a sponsored bike ride it will be safer !!!!!

Posted by albert on 8 February 2012 at 12:40

Absolute madness!! Ill conceived and doomed to failure from the start, especially at this time of the year - the weather could be a lot worse so why plan it for February in the first place, and why NAKED is the 2nd question? They're hardly likely to get a lot of TV coverage out of it apart from the predictable rescue(s).

@Michael Plenty of other options for raising money without wasting the rescue services time which might be put to better use in case of accident (as opposed to intentional).

Posted by Derek on 8 February 2012 at 12:01

If it's costing them more money in lost boats etc than it's raising, it's a bad idea. Not to mention however much each rescue costs the rescuers. As someone said, try it up and down windermere.

Posted by martin on 8 February 2012 at 11:18

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