Endurance swimmer Anna Wardley from Gosport is to swim non-stop around Portsea Island today as part of her five island swim challenge. The 36 year old is raising money for the samaritans with the epic swim - covering a total of 150 miles.
Portsea Island will be followed by the Isle of Wight and Jersey. Then she'll be taking on the chilly waters around Tiree in the Hebrides, before travelling to the warm Mediterranean and swimming around the island of Dragonera off Majorca. Richard Jones reports.
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