Little Squam Lake (Inset) Paddling Professor
Seacoast Online: A 92-year-old ex-Marine known as the Paddling Professor came up short Monday in his bid to swim 2 miles across a lake and had to be removed from the water and treated for exposure to the cold.
Harry Briggs, who has swum across Lake Erie, in shark-infested waters between Corsica and Sardinia and 30 miles around Lake Winnipesaukee, was trying to swim across Little Squam Lake and raise money from sponsors for the Plymouth State University women’s tennis team, whose members cheered him on.
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