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Irish Sea swimmer in Belfast hospital after being plucked from water

A Hungarian man is recovering at a Belfast hospital after attempting to swim the Irish Sea.

Attila Manyoki, 43, was tantalisingly close to the Scottish coast when he had to be plucked from the water on Saturday.

He had set off from Donaghadee, Co Down , earlier that day.

The experienced swimmer, from Budapest, was suffering from hypothermia, jellyfish stings and breathing difficulties when he was taken from the water.

He was taken to the Ulster Hospital where he has been treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

Read the full story @Belfastlive.co.uk