British Fundraiser Dies

July 16, 2013 by  

British Fundraiser Dies, A British woman on a charity swim across the English Channel died during her bid, according to a post on her fundraising Facebook page.

Susan Taylor, 34, collapsed near the end of a 21-mile crossing from England to France about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from The Independent.

“Whilst attempting to swim the English Channel yesterday my sister, Susan collapsed suddenly in the water. She was immediately recovered from the water and treated on the support boat. She was then air lifted by helicopter to a hospital in Boulonge. Susan tragically passed away,” the posting on the Create a Ripple Channel Swim Facebook page said.

Media reports did not give a cause of death. A photo of the swim posted earlier Sunday showed calm waters in the channel.

“Please respect the families’ privacy whilst they come to terms with what has happened,” the Facebook post said.

Taylor undertook the swim to raise money for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK, according to the Facebook page. She raised about $27,000 (18,000 British pounds) as of noon ET Monday, according to the donation site

The Channel Swimming Association, which authorizes and supports channel crossings, called Taylor’s death “a tragic loss under valiant circumstances.”

“We extend our sympathy and thoughts to her family and friends at this very sad time. We have been asked by the family not to comment further. We will respect their wishes,” a post on the association’s website said.

Taylor’s father, Ian Wright, spoke to British media.

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