Soldiers in marathon swim for injured comrades

Six soldiers are taking part in a marathon 250-mile open water swim in order to raise funds for injured servicemen. They're taking it in turns to swim, round the clock, in a six-day relay at Shepperton Lake in Surrey.

One swimmer, Trooper Clifford O'Farrell, was himself severely injured in Afghanistan and is swimming as part of his rehabilitation.

A soldier swimming.
The soldiers will take it in turns to swim for six days. Credit: London Tonight.
A soldier swimming.
The team hopes to cover 250 miles in total. Credit: London Tonight.
A soldier swimming.
Trooper Clifford O'Farrell was himself severely injured in Afghanistan. Credit: London Tonight.
A soldier swimming next to a canoe.
The soldiers are accompanied round the lake by a safety canoe. Credit: London Tonight.

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Soldiers' swimming challenge

Six soldiers are taking part in a marathon 250-mile open water swim in order to raise funds for injured servicemen.