June 10, 2012
Texas Water Safari participant Richard Ameen, boat 8005, is greeted by his son and team captain Alex Ameen and his wife Tami Ameen at a checkpoint outside of Cuero on Sunday. After a grueling 160 miles of paddling, Ameen was exhausted to the point of collapse. He wasn't sure if he could continue the race. His son helped him up the bank of the river so that Ameen could rest.