The body of an unidentified Asian woman wearing a wetsuit has been found on a beach in northern France. Carrying a compass and energy food bars, spare clothes in a plastic pouch and smeared with vaseline, she is thought to have attempted to swim the 21 miles across the English Channel to Britain, when she drowned and was washed back ashore.
A Calais police spokesman added: ‘It may have been depicted in a fictional film, but this is the first time we have ever seen any illegal immigrant actually try to swim the channel.
‘Although there may have been successful attempts that we don’t know about.
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