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French-American Man Abandons Attempt to Swim Pacific

A French-American man has given up his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean after a storm broke the mainsail of his support ship, organizers said Monday. Ben Lecomte, who had completed about 1,500 nautical miles (2,780 kilometers) of the 5,000-mile (9,260-kilometer) journey, called the premature end to the swim a deep disappointment. "We"ve faced treacherous winds, rain and ocean swells that have forced us to alter our course, and the irreparable damage to the sail is an...

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