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Brit teen becomes first person to 'wakeboard' across English Channel

By Nairita Das

London, Sep 07 (ANI): A British teenager has become the first person to "wakeboard" across the English Channel.

Despite falling off his craft 14 times, the School boy is set to enter the Guinness Book of World.

Edward Bosson, 17, successfully completed the gruelling 21-mile trek between England and France on his board this weekend.

The Radley College student, achieved the feat from Dover to Cap Gris-Nez in just over two hours.

While others have successfully water skied across the Channel Edward, originally from Beaconsfield, Bucks, said the world record organisation told him no one had achieved it in this form.

If proven, he will officially enter the books under the title "the fastest crossing of the English Channel on a wakeboard".

The teenager, who wants to study natural sciences at Cambridge, also raised more than 1000 pounds for the Hope and Homes for Children charity.

"I thought it would be a very good thing to do, it was a challenge and I got to raise money for charity," the Telegraph quoted Bosson as saying.

"When we got about a mile off shore it became quite rough and choppy and I fell off about 14 times. Every time you fall off it makes it harder as you become tired."

"I had no breaks thought. If I had I don't think I would have been able to do it. I am really happy," Bosson added.

Officials from the records book have said Edward was required to send them a detailed dossier of his achievement including video, pictures, witness statements and timing records.

A spokesman for the records was unavailable for comment. (ANI)

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