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Man dies after trying to get from England to France to swim

Man dies after trying to get from England to France to swim

Photo: NU.nl/Anna Zuidema

A man who tried across the Channel from England to France to swim is Monday died.

According to the BBC, the man tried in the forty to France to swim, when he was 12 nautical miles off the coast of Dover became unwell. A begeleidingsschip smote thereon alarm.

A rescue helicopter took the man shortly thereafter from the water and brought him to a hospital, where the swimmer later died.

The police Has let us know that the man is roughly in the middle and all in French waters was when he became unwell.

A year ago, it took the zwempoging across the Channel another man’s life. The Briton Matthew Webb in 1875 was the first man to the strait between England and France swimming knew about to cross.

The distance between Dover and Calais is approximately 32 kilometers.

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