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Old 09-18-2010, 08:25 PM
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Frenchman Swim English Channel

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Frenchman Without Limbs Swimming English Channel

According to The Associated Press, a Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated is attempting to swim across the English Channel using leg prostheses that have flippers attached. Philippe Croizon, 42, set off from Folkestone on the British side of the English Channel and is expected to reach the French coastline early Sunday, after a journey that might take up to 24 hours. Croizon's specially designed leg protheses, which end in flippers, allow him to propel himself through the water. His truncated upper arms go through the motions of the crawl, and he breathes through a snorkel. The swimmer lost his arms and legs after being electrocuted in 1994 as he stood on a ladder adjusting his television antenna, which touched a power line.
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