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Flying Frenchman falls in sea attempting 'flyboard' channel crossing

AFP
Published : Jul 25, 2019, 2:14 pm IST
Updated : Jul 25, 2019, 2:14 pm IST

Zapata, a former jet-skiing champion, aimed to soar above the Channel 'like a bird' in the crossing from northern France to southern Eng.

Franky Zapata plunged into the water shortly after launching his record. (Photo: AFP)
 Franky Zapata plunged into the water shortly after launching his record. (Photo: AFP)

France: Franky Zapata attempted to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard and failed after falling into the sea in 15 minutes

Franky Zapata plunged into the water shortly after launching his record bid from near Calais.

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Tags: flying man, franky zapata
Location: France, Île-de-France