An Angry Channel. Seven Swims Fail. Belfast News-Letter 21/8/1927

Five women and two men made an attempt on the English Channel swim today, but all were forced by the bad weather and choppy seas to give up

Mona Maclellan of Hythe 14h 10m, Varne lightship 13 miles from Folkestone

Hilda Harding, 19, of Hove and Edith Jensen, 17, of Copenhagen, left Cap Gris Nez together. Harding 6h 5m collapsed unconscious and removed by trainer Wolfe and Jensen 4h 21m cramp in stomach

Ivy Hawkes 24 of Surbitont, too far off course, Dr. Schiff of Germany, 65, fainted and sank and Rene Doria, Swiss champion, current too strong and too cold – set off together from France

Mrs Weidman, the young widow, removed by pilot boat Ocean King

Mercedes Gleitze did not start from Cap Gris Nez and returned to Folkestone witout entering water

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