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At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said.
DOVER, England – One tunneling from France, the other digging from Britain, the two men smashed with pummeling jackhammers through the last slivers of rock separating their nations. Through the newly created hole, Graham Fagg, of Dover, England, and Philippe Cozette, of Calais, France, enthusiastically grasped each other’s outstretched hands. Then, they posed with their nations’ flags for photos that broadcast a message of friendship to the world. The French and the British, neighbors until then separated by the seas and with a long history of war and rivalry but also of alliances and admiration, were now physically and permanently joined, seemingly closer than ever.
Looking like a superhero, the French inventor of an airborne hoverboard glided partway over the English Channel on his personal flying machine then crashed in the sea Thursday.
Robin Davis was about jump into the English Channel and begin the first of six one-hour legs of a relay swim from Dover, England, to France. It was just after sunrise, and the water was running at 62 degrees, 1 degree for every year she’s been alive. She was smeared with grease to prevent heat loss and chafing from the salt, and she had no wetsuit.
A 66-year-old from the United States has become the oldest woman to swim across the English Channel.
Susanne Baab-Simpson completed an official swim of the English Channel, beginning at 7:10 a.m. Aug. 14. At age 56, the longtime Spokane competitive swimmer in 50-meter pools successfully negotiated the 21-mile crossing of the Strait of Dover in 11 hours and 47 minutes.
TAMPA, Fla. – Deep-sea explorers who found $500 million in sunken treasure two years ago say they have discovered another prized shipwreck: A legendary British man-of-war that sank in the English Channel 264 years ago. The wreckage of HMS Victory, found below about 330 feet of water, may carry an even bigger jackpot. Research indicates the ship was carrying 4 tons of gold coins when it sank in a storm, said Greg Stemm, co-founder of Odyssey Marine Exploration, ahead of a news conference today in London.