Trans-Pacific bid ends after storm damages support boat

FILE PHOTO: Frenchman Benoit "Ben" Lecomte (L) is congratulated by his girlfriend Tinny (R) as he arrives at the Breton port of Quiberon at the end of his trans-Atlantic swim, Septermber 25. JES/KM/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Ben Lecomte has been forced to abandon his ambitious attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after his accompanying boat was damaged in a storm, but the Frenchman will continue in his quest to raise awareness concerning marine pollution. The 51-year-old had completed more than 2,700 kilometres of his bid to become […]

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