Head Injury Forces Naked Rower to Shore Keith Whelan is attempting to row from Australia to Africa ... minus clothing By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 7, 2011 8:39 AM CDT 0 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – An Irishman rowing naked across the Indian Ocean has been rescued off Australia after he hit his head in rough seas. Keith Whelan stopped the bleeding himself after a swell threw him. He called a member of his team in Britain who notified Australian authorities. A cargo ship eventually picked him up. The 29-year-old wants to become the youngest person to sail from Australia to Mauritius, off Africa. But he's added another twist: He's not wearing clothes. Bad weather has already forced Whelan back to shore once. Follow his attempt online at the Naked Adventurer.