Naked rower fails in solo ocean attempt

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A naked Irishman attempting to row solo across the Indian Ocean had to be rescued by a cargo ship after his 23 foot boat boat was hit by a giant wave off the coast of West Australia.

Keith Whelan, 29, was trying to become the youngest man and first Irishman to row solo across the Indian Ocean when he was caught in rough seas.

Getting hit by a wave caused him to strike his head on a bolt protruding from inside his sleeping compartment and he gashed his head.

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