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Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

She wanted to raise money for Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough and Diabetes UK


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Susan Taylor, 34, from Barwell, Leicestershire, died in Boulogne on Sunday after she "suddenly collapsed" on the final part of the challenge.

She was doing the 21-mile (34km) endurance test to raise money for Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough and Diabetes UK.

Her father, Arthur Wright, said he had lost "the best person in the whole world".

In a statement released through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the family confirmed an earlier report Ms Taylor had "suddenly collapsed" as she approached the French coast.

Mr Wright revealed his paramedic son David, Ms Taylor's brother, was on the boat at the time of the swim and battled to save her life.

"David was with her and he was the paramedic, he tried to help. He pulled her on to the boat."

'Absolute tragedy'

Mr Wright said his daughter was then airlifted to hospital, where she died.

In the statement, the family said: "Susan was an experienced long-distance swimmer and had prepared tirelessly for the challenge.
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Donations to Susan Taylor’s charity appeal rocket after she dies trying to swim the English Channel

Donations to the charity supported by swimmer Susan Taylor have gone past the £20,000-mark since she died during a fundraising swim across the English Channel.

Friends and supporters have pledged thousands of pounds on the 34-year-old’s Virgin Money Giving page online.

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel


Im curious to see what caused her death. She appears to be vibrant and healthy, and apparently a strong swimmer.....

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

That's sad.

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

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She wanted to raise money for Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough and Diabetes UK




Donations to Susan Taylor’s charity appeal rocket after she dies trying to swim the English Channel

Donations to the charity supported by swimmer Susan Taylor have gone past the £20,000-mark since she died during a fundraising swim across the English Channel.

Friends and supporters have pledged thousands of pounds on the 34-year-old’s Virgin Money Giving page online.
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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

love how she starts off her intro on the site as " only 1/10 people make it" not knowing she was about to be one of those statistics.

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

something must have happened to her, heart failure?

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

In these cases it is easily cardiac arrest.

Open water isn't something to sniff at, even with experience.

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Re: Swimmer Susan Taylor Dies During Charity Swim Across The English Channel

Its pretty scary. No one can or ever will be the perfect picture of health no matter how much they exercise and eat right. Olympic runners collapse dead on practice runs, soccer players suffer cardiac arrest on fields in game and even Jack Lalanne died before hitting 100.

Hearts fart sometimes and none of us are immune

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