Profoundly deaf Irishman swims English Channel

A profoundly deaf Irishman has swam the English Channel in a 16½ hour marathon which began in the early on Monday morning.

Wesley Nolan (39), originally from Santry in Dublin, left Dover at 2.45am on Monday morning and arrived at Cap Blanc Nez south of Calais at 7.21pm.

The distance between Dover and Calais is 34km in a straight line, but the current took him in an S shape across the channel so by the end he had swam 61km.

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