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Tributes to Channel swimmer

The coach of Susan Taylor, who died in a charity swim across the Channel, has said she was "always smiling". Susan got into difficulty whilst attempting the challenge in a bid to raise money for Rainbows Hospice and Diabetes UK.

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Donations for dead charity swimmer pass £40,000

Donations have poured in for Susan Tayor, a charity swimmer who died while attempting to cross the English Channel.

She was pulled from the water and on to a support boat by her brother David, a paramedic, who battled to save her life before she was taken to hospital in nearby Boulogne-sur-Mer, where she was later pronounced dead.

More than 2,000 people have now donated to Mrs Taylor's fund-raising page as the current total raised soared to more than £42,500.

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