'Sea Donkey' Adrian Sarchet completes Oceans Seven challenge

Guernsey long-distance swimmer Adrian Sarchet has become just the 21st person to complete the Oceans Seven after successfully crossing the 14-mile Cook Strait in New Zealand.

He battled turning tides to finish in a time of around 11 hours in what was the last of seven epic channel swims he has been undertaking since 2012.

The star of the film Sea Donkey - which told the story of his arduous North Channel crossing in 2017 - is the first Channel Islander to achieve the feat, and just the third Brit.

The Oceans Seven also includes the English Channel, Catalina Channel in California, Strait of Gibraltar, Kaiwi Channel in Hawaii, and Japan's Tsugaru Strait.

Sarchet is using his latest swim to raise funds to improve accessibility at the pool at Beau Sejour in Guernsey.

Watch: Tony Curr spoke to Adrian Sarchet ahead of the swim