Gertrude Ederle fails to swim channel 18/9/1925
Gertrude Ederle fails to swim channel. American swimmer Gertrude Ederle collapsed in the eight miles from the English coast after having been in the water nine hours.
Gertrude in her rowboat after being brought from the water. Her trainer Jabez Wolffe, is seen directing an oarsman to row alongside the tug which accompanied the swimmer. Behind him is Channel swimmer Jeanne Sion