One-armed Frenchman almost makes English Channel swim

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Date: July 30th, 2008

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PARIS – A retired French carpenter came agonizingly close to becoming the first one-armed man to swim the English Channel, but was forced to abandon his bid within sight of the French coast. Olivier Desmet, 56, whose left forearm was amputated after a motorcycle accident in 1976, said he had dreamt of attempting the 35-kilometre (22-mile) crossing for the last five years. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceCasual Living
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