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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-06/atlantic-swimmer-partially-paralysed-after-jellyfish-sting/

Guess this explains it a bit....

ouch, hope he's ok, but whether he can carry on who knows...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that count as another comeback from death?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jambutty wrote:
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-06/atlantic-swimmer-partially-paralysed-after-jellyfish-sting/

Guess this explains it a bit....

ouch, hope he's ok, but whether he can carry on who knows...


Well possibly not. A whole completely uncorroborated story based upon a few lines from someone's FB update taken as 'fact'... lazy journalism at its worst.

I'm still questioning the veracity of its source. It's quite possibly true but frankly I'm starting to question every element of this whole story.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not been following this too closely but has a whiff of Donald Crowhurst about it.

Hope he dopesn't meet the same end obviously Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing of the Fountains wrote:
Ben wrote:
However, Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and death in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea.

I can fully understand this, having been fully killed by a random meteor strike aged seven. Literally all they found were a few bits of gristle in the crater. But it only strengthened my love of astronomy, in fact the very next Christmas I asked for a telescope, and I still have a picture of Tim Peake on my bedroom wall.


He's only gone an died again...

Ben wrote:
_7 December Day 25 ... Do I really need to face my nemesis and my creator for a second time in under a week? Nobody walks from a body bag. OK I'm ready. Let's do this; one small splash.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SidSnot wrote:
Thing of the Fountains wrote:
Ben wrote:
However, Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and death in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea.

I can fully understand this, having been fully killed by a random meteor strike aged seven. Literally all they found were a few bits of gristle in the crater. But it only strengthened my love of astronomy, in fact the very next Christmas I asked for a telescope, and I still have a picture of Tim Peake on my bedroom wall.


He's only gone an died again...

Ben wrote:
_7 December Day 25 ... Do I really need to face my nemesis and my creator for a second time in under a week? Nobody walks from a body bag. OK I'm ready. Let's do this; one small splash.


do you think he claims on his life insurance every time?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobbie wrote:
Not been following this too closely but has a whiff of Donald Crowhurst about it.

Hope he dopesn't meet the same end obviously Smile


i wonder what the mood is amongst his support team?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
SidSnot wrote:
Thing of the Fountains wrote:
Ben wrote:
However, Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and death in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea.

I can fully understand this, having been fully killed by a random meteor strike aged seven. Literally all they found were a few bits of gristle in the crater. But it only strengthened my love of astronomy, in fact the very next Christmas I asked for a telescope, and I still have a picture of Tim Peake on my bedroom wall.


He's only gone an died again...

Ben wrote:
_7 December Day 25 ... Do I really need to face my nemesis and my creator for a second time in under a week? Nobody walks from a body bag. OK I'm ready. Let's do this; one small splash.


do you think he claims on his life insurance every time?


he's got to pay for his sailing trip somehow
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
Cobbie wrote:
Not been following this too closely but has a whiff of Donald Crowhurst about it.

Hope he dopesn't meet the same end obviously Smile


i wonder what the mood is amongst his support team?

I suspect we could all speculate that it's not great
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
SidSnot wrote:
Thing of the Fountains wrote:
Ben wrote:
However, Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and death in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea.

I can fully understand this, having been fully killed by a random meteor strike aged seven. Literally all they found were a few bits of gristle in the crater. But it only strengthened my love of astronomy, in fact the very next Christmas I asked for a telescope, and I still have a picture of Tim Peake on my bedroom wall.


He's only gone an died again...

Ben wrote:
_7 December Day 25 ... Do I really need to face my nemesis and my creator for a second time in under a week? Nobody walks from a body bag. OK I'm ready. Let's do this; one small splash.


do you think he claims on his life insurance every time?


also wondering if he protects his no claims bonus after successfully living for a few years?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cobbie wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
Cobbie wrote:
Not been following this too closely but has a whiff of Donald Crowhurst about it.

Hope he dopesn't meet the same end obviously Smile


i wonder what the mood is amongst his support team?

I suspect we could all speculate that it's not great


I wonder also if anyone is actually advising him...or whether his status is such that they don't....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Symes wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
SidSnot wrote:
Thing of the Fountains wrote:
Ben wrote:
However, Ben's inspirational story of surviving premature birth, collapsed lungs and death in ICU at birth, is highlighted further by his drowning at five-years of age in a swimming pool in Belgium, which only served to enthuse him and drive on his love of water and the sea.

I can fully understand this, having been fully killed by a random meteor strike aged seven. Literally all they found were a few bits of gristle in the crater. But it only strengthened my love of astronomy, in fact the very next Christmas I asked for a telescope, and I still have a picture of Tim Peake on my bedroom wall.


He's only gone an died again...

Ben wrote:
_7 December Day 25 ... Do I really need to face my nemesis and my creator for a second time in under a week? Nobody walks from a body bag. OK I'm ready. Let's do this; one small splash.


do you think he claims on his life insurance every time?


also wondering if he protects his no claims bonus after successfully living for a few years?


I like it.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game over...given all the issues they have had, a wise decision

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1814070682183718&id=100007424111532
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... so all that to average 2.6 miles a day. An IM swim plus a bit.

Hmmm.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still maintaining he was 'attacked' by the jellyfish. Despite it being dead in an another post.

Be interesting to see his balance sheet after this and who gets what of the remainder.
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