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Windermere's Great North Swim second day cancelled

A forecast of very strong gusting winds has forced the cancellation of the second day of a huge open water swimming event.

Thousands of swimmers head to the Lake District each year for the Great North Swim on Windermere.

read the article and view the picture @ BBC