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Woman swims in New York intersection for Sandy relief

Oct. 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The first swimmer to go from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage was swimming in a New York intersection to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Diana Nyad, 64, who completed her history-making swim a little more than a month ago, got into the specially installed pool Tuesday morning to swim laps for two days and raise money for Sandy relief efforts from the AmeriCares non-profit health and disaster organization, WNBC-TV, New York, reported Tuesday

Contributions from the swim had already topped $42,000 Tuesday morning.

Nyad told Monday's "Today" show she wanted to make sure the victims of the storm were remembered.

"I don't want to forget them," she said. "I don't want to forget any people who have been through disaster."

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