25-year-old Hunter Helmick is an estimated 15 days and 299 km away from becoming the first American to swim the 2,508 km length of River Murray, Australia’s longest river. Helmick left Corryong, Victoria 110 days ago in 12°C water together with his 55-year-old father Eric Helmick and 16-year-old brother Tuck Helmick.
The trio is from Idaho Springs, Colorado and plans to finish the swim together on March 12th.
The team is filming their adventure in hopes of producing a feature film documentary which will include stories of Australian youth and their dreams which the team has interviewed between swimming 30 km a day.
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