Naked rower has to be rescued again

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The Independent Online

An Irishman rowing naked across the Indian Ocean has been rescued off Australia after he hit his head in rough seas.

Keith Whelan stopped the bleeding himself after a swell threw him. He called a member of his team in Britain who notified Australian authorities. A cargo ship eventually picked him up.

Police in Perth said the injury was minor and Mr Whelan was being taken to Bunbury on Australia's western coast - 370 miles south of Geraldton, where he set off last month.

The 29-year-old wants to become the youngest person to sail from Australia to Mauritius, off Africa. But he has added another twist: He's not wearing clothes.

Bad weather has already forced him back to shore once.