A British woman Susan Taylor lost her life while trying to swim across the English Channel for a charity. Ms. Taylor took up this challenge for the charity’s Diabetes UK and The Rainbows Hospice.

Ms Taylor was swimming under the guidance of the Channel Swimming Association, which officially authorizes channel crossing attempts, she suddenly collapsed near the French Coast at about 17:30.

Ms. Taylor is the eighth swimmer to pass away while attempting to swim across the strait of Dover since 1875. Cross channel swims are dangerous according to France, because of shipping, currents and unstable weather conditions.

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