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He's done it! Gloucester man completes historic Severn swim - then asks for his mum

Kevin celebrating with his cousin and fellow fundraiser Jamie McDonald. Credit: ITV West Country

A man from Gloucester has become the first person in history to have swum the length of the Severn.

32-year-old Kevin Brady has battled hypothermic water, sharp debris, treacherous undercurrents, parasites, pollution and large boat traffic, swimming more than 10 miles a day - and raising more than £11,000 for the Superhero Foundation.

Watch the amazing moment earlier tonight when he got to the shore to rapturous applause - and yes, you heard that correctly - the first thing he asked for was his mum and dad!

Kevin told us the first thing he wants to do is have a few beers and a much-needed bath.

See the lovely moment he reunited with his mum.

Kevin's achievement has already raised over £11,000 for the Superhero Foundation, a charity he co-founded with cousin and fellow fundraising adventurer Jamie McDonald. The charity assists families that need funds to access otherwise inaccessible treatments for mental or physical illness.

To donate visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/kevssevernswim

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