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 on Tuesday morning who notified Australian authorities. A cargo ship eventually picked him up.
Naomi Smith with the police in Perth said the injury was minor and Whelan is being taken to Bunbury on Australia's western coast _ 370 miles (600 kilometers) south of Geraldton, where Whelan set off last month.
The 29-year-old wants to become the youngest person to sail from Australia to Mauritius, off Africa. But he's added another twist: He's not wearing clothes.
Bad weather has already forced Whelan back to shore once.
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