US swimmer Diana Nyad is just two miles from completing her Cuba to Florida swim without a shark cage.
After almost 50 hours swimming the Florida Strait, Ms Nyad said, "I am about to swim my last two miles in the ocean. This is a lifelong dream of mine and I'm very very glad to be with you."
She thanked her support team for their generosity, adding, "Let's get going so we can have a whopping party."
Ms Nyad also apologised for her speech, saying, "I have some bad abrasions in my mouth from the jellyfish mask, so excuse me if I have trouble talking."
More top news
Apple has released a new security update after an activist's iPhone's was targeted by spyware in the United Arab Emirates.
The disgraced former boss of BHS has told ITV News he has no plans to give back the £1 million he took out of the collapsed firm.
Tomorrow will start off dry with bright spells