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UPDATE: Jim Dreyer Still Swimming

Aug 7th, 2013 - Local News

Endurance swimmer Jim Dreyer remains several miles away from his destination at Belle Isle. The Byron Center native is swimming in Lake St. Clair in an effort to raise awareness and money for Habitat for Humanity.

Dreyer started out on Monday morning for his 22 mile crossing and expected the trip to take him about 30 hours. He was also hauling two thousand pounds of bricks behind him in an effort to set a world record.

Katrina Murphey, Dreyer's media contact and member of his support team, tells us as of about 6:30 this morning, that Dreyer was about three miles out and still in good spirits.

Murphey says stronger than expected currents and high winds hampered Dreyer's efforts to arrive on time. He has also lost a hand paddle but that has not affected his swimming.

Dreyer has enough food but Murphey says he will probably need to be checked out when he arrives due to hypothermia concerns.

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