WATCH: Lewis Pugh completes mammoth channel swim

Cape Town - Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh on Wednesday completed a 560 kilometre swim along the length of the English Channel from Land's End to Dover.

The 48-year-old, who is estimated to have made more than 500 000 strokes across 49 days, was accompanied to the finish line on Shakespeare Beach by dozens of supporters from a local swimming club.

"We really need to take the health of our oceans very very seriously," he told the welcoming crowd.

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