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Monday, 25 January 2016

Explorer Worsley dies after Antarctic airlift



Explorer Henry Worsley has died after collapsing from exhaustion 30 miles short of completing a crossing of Antarctica.
The 55-year-old was attempting to recreate the majority of Sir Ernest Shackleton's unfinished journey to the South Pole and become the first adventurer to cross the continent - unsupported.
He was 71 days into the charity challenge - battling temperatures of -44C - when he called for help and had to be airlifted off the treacherous ice to a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile.

The former Army officer's wife, Joanna, said she was "heartbroken".
This is what she said in a statement "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 and medical staff at the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile.