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Teenager sets off on channel swim
Gary Carpenter
Gary hopes to raise 50,000 for Children's Hospice South West
A 16-year-old boy has set off on an attempt to become the youngest person ever to swim the Bristol Channel.

Gary Carpenter is also hoping to raise 50,000 for the charity, Children's Hospice South West.

The teenager set off from Penarth in South Wales on Sunday morning and hopes to complete the swim in just under eight hours.

The distance he has to cover is between 15 and 18 miles (24 to 30 km) depending on where the tides take him.




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