Swimmer taken out of water 22 miles into record attempt

The Hampshire swimmer making a record attempt to become the first person to swim around Tiree has been taken out of the water after 16 hours, nine minutes and eight seconds.

Anna Wardley, from Gosport, had completed approximately 22 miles of the 30 mile swim in the Inner Hebrides.

A statement from her support team said they are focusing on getting her warm and onto dry land.

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After 16h 9m 8s, Anna has been taken out of the water after roughly 22 miles of the 30 mile #roundtiree swim.

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Anna is safely in the support boat, cold but warming up and healthy. We'll get her to land asap and will update you then.

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Island swim record attempt

A British endurance swimmer has been taken out of the water during an attempt to swim solo around the Hebridean Island of Tiree.