British explorer dies trying to cross Antarctic solo

LONDON: British adventurer Henry Worsley has died in an attempt to make history by crossing the Antarctic alone in a trip backed by members of the royal family, his wife said on Monday.

Worsley was just 30 miles (48 kilometres) from the finish when he called for help and was airlifted to a hospital in Chile on Friday suffering from exhaustion and severe dehydration.

“It is with heartbroken sadness I let you know that my husband, Henry Worsley, has died following complete organ failure,” his wife Joanna said in a statement. Worsley died in the Clinica Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile, “despite all efforts” of medical 

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