Currents, Swells, Darkness Had The Upper Hand Today

Currents, Swells, Darkness Had The Upper Hand Today

From Stephen Redmond‘s Facebook page about his Oceans Seven attempt on the Molokai Channel, “…unfortunately Steve was pulled out of the water on safety grounds! He swam 5 miles in the first 2 hours and then hit a brick wall in the form of the ‘el nino’ current something that normally appears once every 10 years. He was basically swimming onto a vicious head current that was creating 8-10 foot swells. Anthony and the skipper couldn’t keep sight of Steve any longer as it was dark and so they had to pull him. At least he gets to fight another day! Thanks for all the good wishes…”

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