Sailor, 85, Crosses Atlantic on Raft with Friends
After Anthony Smith, 85, was hit by a van, you would think he might be more cautious. Instead, he switched from crossing streets to crossing the Atlantic, using the compensation from the accident to pay for a four-man raft voyage. Smith and his three mates made the journey to prove older adults can still have adventures, to raise awareness about the environment, and to raise money for a nonprofit group that provides water to impoverished areas. The Old Man and the Sea? Not the vigorous Smith, who wondered, "What else do you do when you get on in years?"
MSNBC.com, April 7, 2011