Bruce Yang the first with autism to swim Channel, from Dover to Wissant, in relay

A man has become first person with autism to successfully swim the Channel.

Bruce Yang, 24, left Samphire Hoe at Dover on Monday morning as part of a relay team of six.

They arrived at Wissant beach near Calais in 13 hours and 21 minutes later.

Each person swam for one hour at a time with Mr Yang totalling the highest number of hours, three.

With Mr Yang were Kris Twyman and Bryn Lembrick from Deal, Tony King from St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dave Chisholm from Eastry and Sallie Cheung from Gloucestershire.

Mr Yang, who has high functioning autism, explained on his JustGiving page: "My autism holds me back in some ways but not when it comes to achieving big things.

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