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Man dies trying to swim English Channel

Paraic Casey, an Irishman, has died whilst trying to swim across the English Channel, the stretch of sea which connects England to France.

Private plane crashes into English Channel

An elderly British husband and wife flying a small private plane crashed their aircraft into the English Channel at around 3:30 pm Saturday just off the coast of Alderney. The woman's husband is still missing.

British 70-year-old man swims across the English Channel

Dover - Roger Allsopp, a British 70-year-old grandfather, claimed the new Guinness World Record as the oldest person in history to swim the English Channel by crossing from Dover to Calais in less than 18 hours.

Torpedo found in English Channel

Eastbourne - A six-metre (20 foot) torpedo was discovered floating in the English Channel, close to a busy shipping lane, on Tuesday.

French beaches close after crocodile spotted in English Channel

Beaches in northern France were closed after a crocodile was spotted in the English Channel. The animal was seen swimming around boats in the port of Boulogne.

2,000 Train Passengers Trapped Beneath English Channel

Over 2,000 passengers traveling on Eurostar trains between France and England were trapped for 10 hours over night on Friday through to Saturday in the tunnel that runs beneath the English Channel.

Piracy suspected in ship disappearance off British coast

A cargo ship on which went through the English Channel disappeared shortly afterwards and international efforts are underway to find it, including the use of a Russian warship. Swedish authorities had already reported suspect activity on the ship.

French Fisherman Nets Catch of his Life

A French fisherman discovered the biggest catch of his career when he found a dead humpback whale caught in his net in the English Channel.

Cargo ship spills 1,700 tonnes of timber in English Channel

Over 1,700 tonnes of timber is floating in the English Channel off Kent after a Russian cargo ship shed part of its load in rough seas. The timber may be washed up on the coast at Dungeness at some time on Wednesday.

Jet-propelled man flies across English Channel

Yves Rossy is a Swiss daredevil and is the first person to cross the English Channel using a jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.

California Developer Swims English Channel

A California man is the most recent swimmer to make swimming the English Channel goal a reality. No medals, just the satisfaction.

Body of Dead Toddler's Father Found

This afternoon, off the West Sussex coast, the body of a man was discovered and later confirmed as the missing father of the two year-old little boy who was found floating in the English Channel Sunday evening.

Body of Toddler Found Floating in English Channel

The body of a little boy, who is believed to be approximately two years old, was found floating in the English Channel. Wearing a life jacket, his dinghy was discovered drifting out to sea 400 yards away. His father is said to be missing.

Message in a Bottle? No, Recycle it Instead

Incurable romantic Stuart Conway has spent the last 10 years throwing messages in a bottle into the sea off Britain and the Council wants him to stop.

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File photo: Brad McVetta  Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
File photo: Brad McVetta, Triple Crown Swimmer - English Channel
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Alderney from air
Alderney from air
Satellite view of the English Channel.
Satellite view of the English Channel.
Map of the English Channel. The narrowest point is the Strait of Dover (Pas de Calais) at the right ...
Map of the English Channel. The narrowest point is the Strait of Dover (Pas de Calais) at the right side of the map.

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