Roché Schoeman enters the icy flooded Breede River for his Guinness World Record attempt.
GEORGE NEWS - Georgian Roché Schoeman, the ultimate adventure seeker, dived into the icy Breede River near Swellendam at 17:40 this evening in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record by swimming the greatest distance on a river board in 24 hours.
The existing record is 60km.
Schoeman's swim is to raise awareness for the Up with Downs school in George.
He received a phone call from a friend in Swellendam yesterday, saying that the Breede River has come down in flood after heavy rain.
The flood conditions will better his chances for the record, but navigating a flooded river at night is incredibly dangerous.
He will assess and manage the risks during the swim.
Schoeman should emerge from the river near the mouth at Witsand.
Roché Schoeman in the Breede River.
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