British woman dies attempting to swim English Channel for charity

    2013/07/16

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French police said a British woman died on Sunday while trying to swim across the English Channel for charity, according to a BBC report.

Susan Taylor set off on the 21-mile endurance test from the British side of the Channel to raise money for Rainbows Hospice.

Swimming alongside a support boat, the 34-year-old accountant, was roughly a mile from the coast of France when she suddenly collapsed.

Taylor was quickly recovered and treated on her support boat.

She was airlifted to a hospital in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A 45-year-old Irish swimmer died attempting to swim the Channel in July 2012.
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