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The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of Susan Taylor while attempting to swim the English Channel. A statement said:
The statement also said that anyone who wishes to pay their respects to Susan's memory can donate to charity here.
Donations have poured in for a charity swimmer who died after attempting to swim the English Channel.
Susan Taylor, who was fundraising for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK, had raised £2,752 earlier but the total has soared to £11,578 in the wake of her death.
A British swimmer who died after attempting to swim the English Channel was a "much loved" ambassador for Rainbows Hospice, one of the charities she was raising money for.
Paul Amadi, the Fundraising Director at Diabetes UK, tweeted following the death of a British swimmer who was raising money for the charity:
A British woman who died after attempting to swim the English Channel created and posted a video of her training for the challenge in early July:
Susan Taylor, who was in her 30s, was swimming under the guidance of the Channel Swimming Association, which officially authorises attempts, when she got into difficulty near the French coast at about 5.30pm on Sunday.
Friends of Susan Taylor who died after attempting to swim the English Channel have left tributes to the British swimmer on her Facebook page:
The Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation (CS&PF), which also authorises and supports the attempts, was not involved with the swim but was made aware of what had happened yesterday evening.
Susan Taylor described the swim as a "challenge tougher than Everest" on her fundraising page.
The British woman has raised £2,752 to date for Diabetes UK and Rainbows Hospice.