Channel swim in tribute

A woman from the South is setting off this morning to swim the channel, not long after her friend lost her life attempting the same feat.

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Channel swimmer on her preparation for the challenge

A woman who is attempting to swim across the Channel in tribute to a friend of hers who died while attempting the same crossing, has been talking about the challenge.

Kathy Batts left the Kent coast this morning. She said her friend Susan Taylor would want others to continue to take on the channel swim challenge.

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