Update: Stephen Redmond pulled after 12 hours on second attempt

Edit: sorry I didn’t update this earlier, I figured all those interested would know but a lot of people are still checking.

Stephen was pulled out after 12 hours on his second attempt due to being stuck in an adverse current. Those of you who have read the blog for a long time will know I DON’T write about unsuccessful swims of friends.

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Steve will be starting about 9PM MT tonight. He “is likely to start near the village of Sai on the main island [then] he will swim North West to try and catch a current that runs through the strait. This current should push him towards the north island and the village of Toi.

His tracker is http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Pq45dlefLb8tXP133Oa66WlB4UtnplaP

Tsugaru is noted for fast currents and Steve has been working on increasing his stroke rate. The big man will throw everything at Tsugaru to ensure his place in swimming history and we are all behind him.

EDIT: Steve started just after 11PM GMT, but due to bad weather, the swim was called off after 5 hours. Let’s hope he gets another better shot in the next few days.

Edit: Due out Sunday night: 9 PM. Best of luck Steve!

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