Swimmer starts Atlantic Ocean attempt
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'Nervous and excited' Ben Hooper starts Atlantic challenge

Ben Hooper, from Cheltenham, has started his challenge to become the first person to officially swim the Atlantic Ocean.

The 38-year-old set off from Dakar in Senegal to swim to Natal in Brazil.

He is hoping to finish the challenge in March and raise £1m for charity.

  • 13 Nov 2016
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