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July 25, 2019 | Via BBC

Flyboard Inventor Fails in Cross-Channel Bid

A French inventor has failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard. Franky Zapata, a former jet-ski champion, had been hoping to cross from northern France to southern England in just 20 minutes. But the 40-year-old fell into the water halfway across as he tried to land on a boat to refuel. Mr Zapata was not injured when he fell.

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