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A 12-year-old in Portsmouth decided to try to row down the street on an air mattress.

He told NewsChannel 3’s Reed Andrews he had seen someone else try it the last hurricane and he wanted to see if it worked. 

His dad was keeping a watchful eye, so we don't think we need to worry about him washing out to the Atlantic.