British explorer Henry Worsley dies crossing Antarctic, 30 miles short of goal

January 25, 2016 11:38 AM

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British explorer Henry Worsley dies crossing Antarctic, 30 miles short of goal

(CNN)British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton.

The 55-year-old former British Army officer died after being airlifted to a hospital in Punta Arenas, Chile, suffering severe exhaustion and dehydration.

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