Renowned Athlete Tragically Dies While Swimming at Night

August 08, 2017Aug 08, 2017

A world renowned athlete has tragically died while attempting an amazing feat. Douglas Waymark passed away after being pulled from the waters off the coast of England.

Waymark was an “inspiring” triathlete who was attempting to reach Paris, France from London, England. He had already run nearly 90 miles to the coast of England before taking the water at night.

“2030 water taken. Moon is rising behind a cloud over Calais. Air temp dropping, light fading. #DougWaymark swims on. #Arch2Arc,” a Twitter post said.

Once he got to shore, he planned to bicycle 182 miles to Paris. Only 25 people have ever completed the feat. According to reports, 6 of the last attempts were failures.

Things took a turn for the worse after Waymark had to be pulled from the water 12 miles into his swim. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

"He was a loyal and hilarious friend with a massive friendship group ... he is deeply missed by all who knew him as well as those who have only heard of him,” said his sister, Jo Ikel.

Please join us in praying for his entire family and all of his friends during this tragic event. Let us know your thoughts on his goal by commenting on our Facebook page. Also, be sure to read about a famous musician who just died after choking on an egg.

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