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Charity Swim Across The English Channel Ends In Woman's Death! So Sad!

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susan taylor dies english channel swim

Something aimed at spreading good throughout the world has ended in the sad death of the woman trying to accomplish it: Susan Taylor, 34, died nearing the end of the 21-mile English channel swim she was doing for charity.

Here's what the report said:

"Whilst attempting to swim the English Channel yesterday my sister, Susan collapsed suddenly in the water. She was immediately recovered from the water and treated on the support boat. She was then air lifted by helicopter to a hospital in Boulonge. Susan tragically passed away."

The cause of death is still unclear, though we're sure it has something to do with the physical toll the swim was taking on her body.

She was raising money for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK, and had gathered about $27,000 before the tragic event. She is one of only half a dozen fatalities of those who have tried the swimming trek, and that's in the last 150 years.

So sad. Our hearts go out to everyone she knew and loved!

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One comment to “Charity Swim Across The English Channel Ends In Woman's Death! So Sad!”



  1. 1

    The ones responsible for monitoring her health along the swim …. Failed!