British Author, Adventurer Dies

Tristan Jones, a British author and adventurer whose sailing feats continued even after he had lost a leg, has died at the age of 71.

The author of 17 marine adventure books, two novels and numerous short stories lost his other leg to gangrene a year ago, but he continued to write and teach disabled youngsters to sail.

Jones died Wednesday on the Thai resort island of Phuket of complications following a stroke.

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Institute of Navigation and a member of the Society of Authors, Jones held many records for solo long-distance sailing, logging 400,000 miles in travels.

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