Man Rows Across Atlantic
25-year-old Paul Ridley has completed his quest to row across the Atlantic Ocean, CNN Reports.
Ridley completed his trip on the 88th day, becoming the youngest American to do so. He spoke to CNN after landing.
“I’m exhausted. Overwhelmed with all the excitement from my arrival,” Ridley said. His voyage was full of bouts of sea sickness and equipment failures.
Ridley was rowing in order to raise money for cancer research, a goal he started after his mother died from skin cancer in 2007. He had hoped to raise $500,000, but he completed his journey with still over $400,000 dollars to raise.
“I will be back to fundraising because cancer research is still in need of funding, so we have a lot of work to do.” Ridley told CNN.