• Short Summary

    FRENCH SWIMMER LOUIS LOURMAIS SET OUT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO SWIM 437 MILES (700 KMS) -- NON-STOP.

  • Description

    FRENCH SWIMMER LOUIS LOURMAIS SET OUT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO SWIM 437 MILES (700 KMS) -- NON-STOP. HE PLANS TO COMPLETE HIS SWIM WITHIN A WEEK.

    HE ENTERED THE RIVER SEINE AT TROYES, IN EASTERN FRANCE, AND AFTER A KISS FROM HIS WIFE, SET OFF DOWNSTREAM. HE WILL SWIM THROUGH PARIS AND ROUEN ON HIS WAY TO LE HAVRE, AT THE MOUTH OF THE SEINE.

    LOURMAIS, WHO ALREADY HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD OF 162 MILES (260 KMS) FROM TOULOUSE TO BORDEAUX, WILL STAY IN THE WATER ALL THE TIME, EATING, DRINKING AND DOZING WHILE EN ROUTE. HE IS WEARING A FROGMAN'S UNIFORM.

    HE IS MAKING THE SWIM TO STUDY SURVIVAL CONDITIONS FOR SHIPWRECKED SAILORS, PROTECTION EQUIPMENT, AND FIND OUT THE BEST FOODS TO EAT DURING LONG PERIODS IN THE WATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL8TFTP8HHGRSWWKPI6X9R4U0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL8TFTP8HHGRSWWKPI6X9R4U0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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