‘Never Quit Challenge’ Heads To NYC For September 11th

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Six personal watercraft piloted by elite combat veterans have departed Key West on a 1,600-mile voyage up America’s east coast.

They plan to be in New York City on Sept. 11. The trip, dubbed the Never Quit Challenge, began Friday and features different jet ski riders each day. The trek benefits three charities that assist military members, veterans and their families.

Among participants is Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach, who lost both legs in a July 2012 Afghanistan combat explosion. He’s been outfitted with special prosthetics for jet skiing.

Others include former members of an aviation regiment nicknamed Night Stalkers, riding to honor Turbine 33, a Chinook helicopter downed during a 2005 attempt to rescue Navy SEALS in Afghanistan. Eight Night Stalkers and eight SEALs on board died.

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Online: http://www.neverquitchallenge.com

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