UPDATED 9 p.m.: Island swimmer completes 20.5 km crossing

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Jill (Taylor) Leon has completed the swim from Caribou, Nova Scotia to Wood Islands.

The open water swimmer completed the swim just before 6 p.m. for a time of approximately nine hours and 45 minutes.

Leon is the first person ever to succeed, or even attempt, the 20.5 km swim.

The swim was completed with the assistance of Captain Troy Clements, who captained the support boat, and Leon’s husband, Joshua Leon. Captain Clements is the Master of Northumberland Ferries Limited’s M.V. Confederation.

In planning her swim, Jill was assisted in the study of tides and nautical conditions by Captain Clements, Captain David White (long time Master of M.V. Confederation before  Captain Clements), and Mr. Blair Greenan of Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

Geographic location: Wood Islands, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. Charlottetown

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