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Six-time Guiness World Record holder and Marine Corps veteran Angela Madsen died this week during a solo attempt to row from California to Hawaii. Madsen, 60, had hoped to become the first paraplegic and oldest woman ever to complete this three- to four-month feat.

According to her wife, Debra Madsen, and documentary filmmaker Soraya Simi, Angela Madsen last checked in via satellite at 0900 on Sunday morning. In a planned evolution, Angela intended to go into the water to reshackle her bow sea anchor bridle, which had become disconnected.  She did not check in again for several hours, and her shore team called for assistance. More here.