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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