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    Duo braves Atlantic for Sept. 11

    ©Associated Press
    September 2, 2002

    KEY WEST -- Two personal watercraft riders roared away from here Sunday on a 1,600-mile journey bound for New York City to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The pair will be challenged by currents, wind, waves and uncertainties of the Atlantic hurricane season. They are scheduled to arrive at the Statue of Liberty on Sept. 11.

    "This is our way of being part of what happened," said Gilles Dandrieux, of Miami Beach, an extreme sports athlete.

    Riding alongside Dandrieux is Shawn Alladio of Tustin, Calif., a personal watercraft instructor for law enforcement, rescue and military agencies, including the New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Unit.

    A number of her trainees provided emergency support at ground zero, she said.

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