Moline native's English Channel swim cut short

Craig Frederiksen went into shock, temp dropped below 62 & water entered lungs

Craig Frederiksen began his swim of the English channel at 10 p.m. Central time Sunday night.

We have learned from Mary McNeil that Frederiksen went into shock during the swim.

His body temp dropped below 62 and that he is hospitalized after getting water into his lungs. It is not immediately clear where Frederiksen is hospitalized. The twitter account posting updates and videos of the swim reported his condition is stable.

Local 4 News talked to McNeil's husband, Porter McNeil, a Moline High School All-American swimmer who trained with Frederiksen for this swim. We'll have more from him coming up on Local 4 News at 10. 

 

 


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