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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

British explorer dies of dehydration crossing Antarctic just 30 miles short of goal

British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton.
The 55-year-old former British Army officer died after being airlifted to a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile, suffering severe exhaustion and dehydration.
The father-of-two was found to have bacterial peritonitis (a bacterial infection in the abdomen), after having trekked around 913 miles unaided across the South Pole -- just 30 miles short of his end goal.

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Worsley was 71 days into his record-breaking solo mission to complete the legendary British explorer Ernest Shackleton's unsuccessful crossing of Antarctica in the early 1900s.
 
But Worsley was forced to call for help on Friday amid blizzard conditions, and in poor health he was airlifted to hospital.
 
Worsley's last statement sent from Antarctica said:
"The 71 days alone on the Antarctic with over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey's end -- so close to my goal."
Prince William, a friend of Worsley and a patron of the Shackleton Solo Expedition, said he and his brother Prince Harry were saddened by the news.
"He was a man who showed great courage and determination," he said. "We are incredibly proud to be associated with him.
"Even after retiring from the Army, Henry continued to show selfless commitment to his fellow servicemen and women, by undertaking this extraordinary Shackleton solo expedition on their behalf."
Worsley's wife Joanna said:
'It is with heartbroken sadness I let you know that my husband Henry Worsley has died following complete organ failure; despite all efforts of ALE [Worsley's expedition team] and medical staff at the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile.
"Henry achieved his Shackleton Solo goals: of raising over £100,000 ($142,000) for the Endeavour Fund, to help his wounded colleagues, and so nearly completing the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic landmass. A crossing made, under exceptionally difficult weather conditions, to mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition -- his lifelong hero."

61 comments:

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

So sad.

Ayanmo Farm & Guesthouse said...

Oh no. May his soul rest in peace.

Luciana Chinda said...

Eyaaaaaa, oga rip

adesanya oyinkansola said...

as " its what you love most that would kill you'

dj banti said...

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HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Struggle continues. RIP

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

May his soul rest in peace


.. Merited happiness

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Na wao. In a bid to b d first to eva achieve a great feat. Well done and RIP

eunymz said...

Hmmmm ndi ocha.....now u are dead..RIP

MZ EUEU

favour omorodion said...

still went down as a hero...mai people una good morning...#FDW

Ngene Olivia said...

Chai! May his soul RIP













#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE


KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Ennyaaa such a man...RIP achiever










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Olumide David said...

Well, what can I say? Death come for us all sooner or later.

DJ Cnior said...

oyibo and their exploration

CherishD said...

Eyah. May his Soul Rest In Peace.

Pesin Pikin said...

R.I.P papi

stan osita said...

R.I.P. OMALICHA LI

efere erere said...

Oh my! Wot a dream. He was really a BOLD man. Applause 4 u evn tho u didn't achieve it.

stan osita said...

R I P. OMALICHA LILI

damba israel said...

Na who send am???
Rip




My view not urs!!!!

Ogunnaike Kazeem said...

Eye don c wetin e dey find.

Sample Cira said...

Enter your comment...eiyaaaaaa.....jux wen he abt to reach hx goal,nawa oooo.....Oyibo pipl nd adventures sha

Juliet Iwuno said...

May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Donjazzycrush said...

Ok seen.







Don~ jazzycrush

temiloluwa said...

Almost at the finishing line, RIP man. Man can be God even by half.

ogbajie angela said...

Maybe Prince Harry himself will take up this journey. He's capable of pulling it off. Linda take note from Odessa Texas (USA).

temiloluwa said...

Almost at the finishing line, RIP man, mam cannot be God, not event a pint.

waheed adams said...

Rip

Salami Ekundayo said...

He tried but 30 miles is not just. That is a long distance.

snow white said...

Rip hero

Doki Paul said...

he will be in heaven nw rest in peace sir

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

May his soul rest in peace

Nwariaku Munachi said...

You tried, rest in peace Worsley

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

RIP dead

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

RIP dead

Quinn steve said...

eyah
RIP

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Heeeya! May his soul rest in Peace.

uc baba said...

no be small thing o! in igbo:: oburo obere nye!

temitope faizat said...

Eyah so sad Rip

Eyinmosan Weyinmi said...

I doff my hat for you Henry Worsley, now deceased. You will be greatly remembered as that courageous fellow who made the ultimate sacrifice. May your soul RIP

ada abraham said...

Rip papi

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

RIP. Britain's no more colonising

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Samuel Rosemary said...

May souls of all the faithful depart rest in peace amen

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

RIP.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

nekkymighty said...

Eyaaa...Rip

Jenny Duby said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

What does this crap mean?

Hannah Enikanoselu said...

RIP

omotola ojuade said...

RIP o linda post o

omotola ojuade said...

RIP o linda post o

David Ayodeji said...

RIP man. You wil be remembered.

RareSpecie Z said...

Hit the Goal or Die trying.
RIP 2 the Dead n Departed.

Freda Odigie said...

Awwwwwww!! Rip. He tried.

Michael Oyiji said...

End of the road

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

30 miles no be beans... RIP bro

Ebere Nwabueze said...

RIP sir!

udeh martha said...

RIP

Angel Makiz said...

rip....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

So sad...


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