Paraplegic Rower’s Attempt at Historic Solo Journey Ends

Ten days into her journey Madsen had to be rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter due to high surf.

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Angela Madsen climbed back in the rowboat she had to abandon three weeks ago off the shore of Santa Barbara.
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You may remember the paraplegic rower was trying to row solo from Santa Cruz to Hawaii. The distance is approximately 2300 miles.
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Ten days into her journey Madsen had to be rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter due to high surf.
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It turns out a sport-fishing boat spotted her row boat, the "Spirit of Orlando", about 80 miles south of San Diego this weekend, and towed it back to Point Loma Monday morning.
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Madsen is a U.S. Marine veteran who holds six Guinness World records for rowing.
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