Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

08 Aug 2017Douglas Waymark

Douglas Waymark

On behalf of the CS&PF, it is with great sadness that we report the death of Douglas Waymark who passed away following his Channel attempt on Monday. Douglas was swimming with CS&PF pilot Lance Oram as part of an Enduroman Arch-to-Arc challenge. He was pulled out of the water around 9pm in the evening in French waters approximately 15 miles from Dover, and afterward quickly airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where he later died.

Our thoughts are first and foremost with Douglas' family and friends at this difficult time.

Douglas was a hugely experienced triathlete and counts climbing Mount Everest in 2009 among his many achievements. He has completed many Olympic and Ironman-distance triathlons including a continuous quintuple iron-distance at the Enduroman Festival.

Further enquiries by media should be addressed to

Sandettie Lightship Observations

7pm, 1st August 2018

Water: 64.8 °F (18.2 °C)

Air: 64.4 °F (18 °C)

Wind Speed: 12.0 kn (22.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: WSW (240°)

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