Coast Guard rescues man in bubble suit


Reza Baluchi's attempt to run the oceans of the world, in his giant "Hydro Bubble," has been ended. The US Coast Guard rescued Baluchi off the coast of Florida.

The "Hydro Pod" is a large bubble made of 3-mm- (0.11-inch)-thick plastic, Baluchi's website, "Run With Reza" says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running inside and pushing it with his arms, was housed in a large aluminum-type frame studded at intervals with inflated soccer balls. A man who appears on a video during the bubble's construction compares it to a hamster wheel.