Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Nick Thomas, a 45-year-old British swimmer from Ellesmere in Shropshire, completed an English Channel crossing in 2014 with a wetsuit as part of the Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon between London and Paris. Today, he was pulled unconscious from the Channel today less than a mile from his intended finish in France according to the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, and later pronounced dead in France.

News reports state that Thomas was in the water for approximately 16 hours (without a wetsuit in his attempt) before being unconscious from the water, given CPR, and taken to Calais, France.

For more detailed information of his passing, read The Sun, The Mirror, BBC, The Guardian, and Swimming World Magazine.

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