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Swimming: French quadruple amputee gets stolen wheelchair back

Published on Aug 13, 2013 6:13 PM
 
French swimmer Philippe Croizon, four-member amputee (right) speaking with his friend, swimmer Arnaud Chassery (left), on a beach in Wales, Alaska, before attempting to cross the Bering Strait between Diomede Little Island and Great Diomede island on Aug 11, 2012. Mr Croizon spoke of his huge relief on Tuesday, Aug 13, 2012, after his stolen custom-made wheelchair was found dumped in a parking lot. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (REUTERS) - French limbless swimmer Philippe Croizon spoke of his huge relief on Tuesday after his stolen custom-made wheelchair was found dumped in a parking lot.

The quadruple amputee famed for swimming the English Channel said a bus driver had called him to say he had handed it over to police.

"Thursday morning I'll be at the police station in Dieppe to get my wheelchair back," an elated Croizon, 45, told BFM television. "It's a big, big relief ... All's well that end's

well."

 
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