Quadruple amputee to swim Bering Strait

Amputee swimmer

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Swimmer Phillipe Croizon, 44, is a quadruple amputee, having lost his arms and legs seven years ago after suffering a 20,000-volt electric shock as he tried to dismantle a television antenna from a roof. Over the last three months, accompanied by fellow swimmer Arnaud Chassery, both men have swum from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia, across the Red Sea from Taba in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan and from Tarifa in southern Spain to Tangiers in northern Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar.

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