Douglas Waymark was a 44-year-old British triathlete and mountaineer (with a summit to Mount Everest) from Cheltenham. He was an endurance athlete who In 2008-9, he completed the Seven Summits in 2008-2009 as well as the 2014 Double Enduroman which is a 4.8-mile swim, 230 miles of cycling and a double marathon, in 35 hours 9 minutes.
Passing in the English Channel
He was rescued about 12 nautical miles from Dover in a crossing of the English Channel as part of the Enduroman Arch to Arc Triathlon where he was airlifted by a UK Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter. He later died at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
Enduroman Arch To Arc Triathlon
The Enduroman Arch To Arc Triathlon is a 3-stage triathlon that starts with an 87-mile run from London's Marble Arch to Dover, England. During Stage 2, the triathletes swim across the English Channel from Dover to the French coast. Then they cycle 181 miles from Calais, France to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.