He had set off at 6.30am, expecting to spend up to 24 hours in the water. The swim was, he explained, "a symbol of overcoming your limits".
He added: "I've done this for myself, for my family, and for all those who have suffered tragedy and lost their taste for life."[...]
He propels himself using long flippers attached to the stumps of his legs, with attachments on his arms helping him to steer and a mask and snorkel to breathe.
The method lets him average about two miles per hour.
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