According to the Channel Swimming Association, Peter Frayne was an observer on Florence Chadwick's swim and had to jump in the English Channel to guide her after the water pump on her escort boat failed within three miles of shore.
Prior to that call of duty, Frayne was below decks on her escort boat pumping water out of the bilge.
Cold, tired and tough, Frayne is certainly the epitome of a supportive crew member for any marathon swimmer, especially Chadwick (see below on American television).
Photo from the Channel Swimming Association archives.
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