Limbless man beats swim challenge

A quadruple amputee has swum the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco as part of an effort to swim between all the world’s continents.

A quadruple amputee has swum the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco as part of an effort to swim between all the world’s continents.

Philippe Croizon, who lost his arms and legs in an electrical accident, has already swum the English Channel as well as between Indonesia and Papua-New Guinea, and between Asia and Africa in the Gulf of Aqaba.

Mr Croizon swims with the aid of prosthetic flippers attached to his leg stumps and a snorkel to breathe through.

He made the nine-mile (14-kms) crossing from Tarifa, Spain, in just over five hours with a friend.

He said after arriving near the city of Tangiers that he is trying to link the continents of the world with his swimming to show “we are all together”.

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