Stricken Sidmouth Boxing Day swimmers thank rescuers


A stricken swimmer has praised rescuers who pulled him from choppy seas as he battled to save his niece during Sidmouth’s traditional Boxing Day dip.

Barry Curwen, 53, described how a “freak” tide pulled him and his young relative 100 feet across the beach and swept them onto rocks.

Read more here on the Sidmouth Herald

(Video from last year’s Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim)


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