WORLD Frenchman in flyboard crossing bid falls in Channel, rescued: team

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Frenchman in flyboard crossing bid falls in Channel, rescued: team

AFP

17:03, July 25, 2019

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A daredevil French inventor on Thursday failed in his attempt to fly across the Channel from France to Britain standing on a jet-powered "flyboard", having to be rescued after falling into the sea, his team said.

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Franky Zapata, 40, a former jet-skiing champion, took off successfully from Sangatte in northern France but then fell into the Channel during a tricky mid-sea refuelling stop, a member of his team told AFP.

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