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'The Severn Swimmer' has made history

A man from Gloucester has become the first person ever to swim the length of the River Severn. The 220-mile challenge from the river's source in mid Wales to Severn Beach is the equivalent of ten English Channel swims.

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Want to see 'The Severn Swimmer' make history tonight?

Kevin is expected to finish his adventure at Severn Beach this evening. Credit: ITV West Country

The man hoping to make history by swimming the entire 220-mile length of the River Severn is expected to finish his challenge tonight - and we'll be there to see him get to the finish line.

32-year-old Kevin Brady from Gloucester has had to battle hypothermic water, sharp debris, treacherous undercurrents, parasites, pollution and large boat traffic as he swims more than 10 miles a day.

Tune in to ITV News West Country from 6pm to see the astonishing moment he does it!

Kevin has already raised over £10,000 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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