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Ten-year-old TN boy swims across Palk Strait

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram (TN) 

A ten-year-old boy from Theni district of Tamil Nadu swam across the Palk Strait from Talaimannar in Sri Lanka to Dhanushkodi here covering 32 km in ten hours and 30 minutes.

According to officials, Jaswant started swimming from the Urumalai sea coast at 4 AM and reached the International Maritime Border line at 9 AM.

The coast guard officials monitored him from the IMBL, and he reached Dhanushkodi in this island at 2.30PM.

For a boy of his age crossing the Palk strait in over 10 hours was a great achievement, officials said.

The boy survived on health drinks and water while swimming.

DGP Shylendra Babu and Coast guard officials welcomed and congratulated Jaswant on his completing the feat.

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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 18:45 IST