French inventor soars into record books


A French inventor has created history by successfully crossing the Channel on a jet-powered flyboard.

Franky Zapata departed from the Sangatte in France and landed in St Margaret's Bay in Dover.

The 40-year-old reached speeds of up to 118 mph during his record-breaking feat.

The English Channel is a body of water that separates Southern England from northern France. 

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