Ben Parkinson canoeing the Yukon River in Canada
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Injured Ben Parkinson kayaks 250 miles down Yukon River

Nine years after being blown up in Afghanistan, one of Britain's most wounded soldiers has kayaked 250 miles down Canada's mighty Yukon River.

Paratrooper Ben Parkinson, from Doncaster, had both legs amputated and was left with brain damage after the landmine blast in 2006.

Not expected to survive, he was flown to the UK to die close to his family.

But Ben defied the odds and his latest challenge is another astonishing achievement in his story of survival.

  • 20 Nov 2015