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In the North Sea in a storm took place on the anniversary international swim

June 30 2008

On the eve of more than 200 swimmers from EU member states participated in the XX-th International swim in the North Sea. Participants were taken by ferry to the island Langeoog, where they had to overcome to swim 10.6 miles to the town Benzerzil on the German coast.

The international swimming was greatly complicated by storm winds, but none of the swimmers did not come down from the race. Security during the swim provided 27 boats German Society of salvation, in which were a team of experienced swimmers and physicians.

It is reported that the first swimmer reached the shore after 1 hour and 7 minutes after the start and last to overcome the distance took 2 hours 35 min. On the shore of athletes waiting for enthusiastic audiences, as well as hot tea and dry clothes. Also, regardless of the outcome, all participants swim received commemorative awards, reports NTV.

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