Swimmer from Udupi enters Limca Book

In the rare feat, Kharvi with both his hands and legs tied, jumped into the sea at 07.45 hrs at St Mary’s Island. He reached Malpe beach in three hours and 26 minutes, covering a total of 14-km length.

The Head Quarters Assistant to Deputy Commissioner Prabhakar, DySP Vishwanath Pandit and other dignitaries assembled on the beach to witness the rare accomplishment.
The Limca Book of World Record co-ordinator and swimmer S Siddaraju expressed hope that Kharvi will find a place in the Limca Book of Records.

He has attained success in his attempt. He could also be eligible to try for Guinness Book of World Records in future, he added.

Kharvi had tried and covered the similar distance in 2006 in two hours and 20 minutes, which was not recorded as he could not better his performance due to heavy wind which made him to lose his route. Earlier, he had made a record by covering 80 km of swimming from Gangolli Alive to Malpe beach in 2004.

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