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Amputee swimmer

In this Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 photo, Philllipe Croizon as he crosses the English Channel. A Frenchman whose arms and legs were amputated swam across the English Channel this weekend using leg prostheses that have flippers attached. Philippe Croizon, 42, had expected the tough crossing to take up to 24 hours and instead, he finished in only 13 and a half. (AP Photo/ Jeremy Croizon)

Quadruple amputee to swim Bering Strait

Swimmer Phillipe Croizon, 44, is a quadruple

amputee, having lost his arms and legs seven years ago after suffering a

20,000-volt electric shock as he tried to dismantle a television

antenna from a roof. Over the last three months, accompanied by fellow swimmer Arnaud Chassery, both men have swum from Papua New Guinea to Indonesia, across the Red Sea from Taba in Egypt to Aqaba in Jordan and from Tarifa in southern Spain to Tangiers in northern Morocco across the Strait of Gibraltar.