Wladimir Klitschko rescued at sea

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When yachting goes wrong…

Former heavyweight titleholder Wladimir Klitschko is back in the news, but this time because he nearly sunk his own battleship (or yacht, rather), when he took his family and friends out for a late night cruise.

Klitschko, 43, confirmed on his Twitter account that the Spanish coast guard had to save everyone aboard his boat, which apparently caught fire at sea.

Personally, though, I’m a bit surprised Shannon Briggs wasn’t on scene as a first responder.

Luckily the retired fighter confirmed that nobody was seriously hurt in the incident, and detailed that his group was about seven miles off the coastline in rough waters when they ‘suddenly recognized fire.’ Klitschko made sure to express his thanks and gratitude to all the coast guard and fire rescue folks who came to the rescue, but did say he ended up having to cancel his participation in a ‘summer barbecue.’ Oh, the irony…

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If you are wondering what happened to my family & friends and me while being on a chartered boat from Ibiza to Mallorca early Monday morning, let me state: we are all fine! We were in rough water and suddenly recognized fire – about 7 sea-miles from the coastline. It took a while until the situation got under control, but we could count on helping hands from Majorcan coast guard and fire rescue. Thanks to all of them! And: apologies to the “Ein Herz für Kinder” foundation, as I had to cancel my participation in the traditional “Summer barbecue” because of this incidence. All of you: Be careful what you wish for – as this time fate took my wish for “some adrenalin during the weekend” a bit too literally #keepcalm #keepliving #keeplearning

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