Limbless man swims Red Sea
Saturday 23 June 2012
A Frenchman who lost all his limbs has completed the latest stage of his round-the-world swimming odyssey, reaching Jordan using custom-made flippers to propel himself through the Red Sea from Egypt.
Philippe Croizon, 44, above, took about five hours to complete the 12-mile crossing. He set out for the first stretch in May, swimming a similar distance from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia.
He is due to swim between Gibraltar and Morocco in July. Mr Croizon lost his limbs in 1994 after receiving a powerful electric shock.
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