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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.

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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.

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

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