Man begins swim along the Thames and off to Calais in France

Hertfordshire hero Andy Nation has set off on his 147 mile swim from Teddington Lock to Calais on after being forced to postpone the swim when he suffered a fall and broke his neck in June 2012.

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Man swims 147 miles for charity

Hertfordshire hero Andy Nation has set off on a 147 mile swim from Teddington Lock to Calais after being forced to postpone the swim when he suffered a fall and broke his neck in June 2012.