Limbless French adventurer finds stolen wheelchair
RENNES, Francelaine (AFP) - Limbless French adventurer Philippe Croizon, known for his feats of swimming and diving, said on Monday his custom-designed wheelchair has been found after he reported it stolen while he was on holiday in northern France.
Croizon, famed as the first quadruple amputee to swim across the English Channel, said the driver of a bus for handicapped people found the wheelchair in a parking lot on Friday and took it for safekeeping not knowing who the owner was.
"He only called me on Monday evening to tell me about it, after watching a report on this case" on French television, Mr Croizon told AFP.
He had reported the theft of the wheelchair and its trailer, which he discovered missing on Friday morning while staying with friends near Dieppe.