An experienced long-distance open water swimmer Adam Walker was on a 16-mile swim in the choppy Cook Strait in New Zealand when he spotted a great white shark below him.
Thankfully, a pod of dolphins were nearby and quickly came to his aid and swam by his side until the shark swam off. Even more fitting, Walker was swimming to raise proceeds for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
Walker swam in the freezing water, overcoming strong currents and roiling waves on 16 nautical mile stretch, starting off from Wellington to Perano Head.
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“I’d like to think they were protecting me and guiding me home. This swim will stay with me forever,” Adam Walker said.