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Free-diving champion dies in accident


French free-diving champion Loic Leferme died yesterday in a training accident off Nice on the Mediterran­ean coast. Leferme, 36, suffered heart failure when the rope pulling him to the surface at the end of a practice dive snagged, colleagues said. “The rope got caught on something under the water, I have no idea what,” said Cedric Palerm, who was on the accompanyi­ng boat.

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