Mekong swimmer 'drowns' in trash

Six months after Frenchman Remi Camus ended his six-month, 4,400-kilometre swim down the Mekong River in Vietnam's Tien Giang province last year, he has returned to seek partners for his initiative to collect rubbish dumped in the world's 10th-longest river.

While in Ho Chi Minh City, the 30-year-old former restaurant manager attended the VietWater exhibition, looking for "someone crazy like me" who would support his initiative to collect pieces of plastic and aluminium cans in the river.

Remi also showed students at local schools and universities pictures he'd taken during his long journey. "Asia is beautiful and people are nice, but the river is so dirty!" he says before giving a lecture at the American International School. More details

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