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Brett, 36, has been swimming non-stop across Loch Ness for two days, but that didn't work for him

Brett, 36, has been swimming non-stop across Loch Ness for two days, but that didn’t work for him

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A British adventurer has swam non-stop across Loch Ness in Scotland for more than two days. In doing so, 36-year-old Ross Edgeley broke the record for open water swimming in the famous Scottish lake. His heroic deed ended in the hospital.

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Edgley covered an estimated 49 miles. Conditions were difficult. The sky was raining and blowing hard. It wasn’t warm either. The water was about 5 degrees.

The British swimmer said he wanted to draw attention to the state of the kelp forests in Scotland through his trip. These are underwater ecosystems with different types of plants and animals.

After recording the swim, the adventurer posts a photo of himself on Instagram in the hospital. “As you can probably see, the swimming didn’t go according to plan,” environmental expert Edgeley wrote.

The standard swimmer was taken out of the water completely sedated at the end and had to be warmed up in the hospital.

But according to his family, he is now in good health and will be able to leave the hospital soon.

It wasn’t Edgley’s first challenge. In 2018, he became the first man to swim across the mainland of Great Britain. It took Edgley about five months, covering nearly 2,200 miles. He swam 30-50 kilometers a day and had to eat between 10,000 and 15,000 calories per day.

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