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Underwater walking tour... by nowyat on 30 September 2003 3:12am
 
Man walks Loch Ness in antique diving suit...

Look Who's On the Bottom of Loch Ness This is one way to find the Loch Ness monster that no one else has tried. Lloyd Scott, a 41-year-old father of three who is a survivor of chronic myeloid leukemia, has figured out an unusual way to raise one million pounds for the British cancer charity Children with Leukemia. He's running a marathon. But this is a marathon like no other. He is completing the 26-mile trek on the bottom of Scotland's Loch Ness wearing an antique diving suit, reports the BBC News Online. Scott is quite comfortable in the suit, having already set a world record in it: He wore the suit to run the London Marathon and finished with the slowest time ever recorded for the event.

His only concern? Meeting up with the legendary Loch Ness monster. "If I do meet Nessie, I'm not sure who will be more scared, the monster or myself," he revealed to the BBC. "I've been told the big copper helmet could give quite a big head-butt to the monster, so it will be quite nice to make his acquaintance."

To travel 26 miles in the dark and murky waters of Loch Ness, Scott is making his way along the underwater shelves and ledges that run around the banks of the loch. He began the stunt on Sunday and will only do two miles a day as he walks/runs/swims about 30 feet below the surface. An eight-man team will monitor his progress using GPS equipment and feed him air from a specially-designed boat on the loch's surface, notes the BBC.

(What's the matter with this guy? Can't he carry a video camera or a webcam? MUST follow this. It's JUST NEAT! Maybe Mr. Palin can do an underwater stint, eh?)
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by amordue on 6 October 2003 4:03pm
 
Sadly he has slipped and hurt his shoulder...

http://www.news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2008474

Lets hope he recovers as Michael did after white water reafting in Pole to Pole.

 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by decomposingcomposers on 6 October 2003 10:05pm
 
i think hes a looser, & did u c his toe nails on the salon???? eeeeew, i havent watched it since!!!
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by Dianne on 7 October 2003 1:52am
 
Why do you think he is a loser?
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by Sophie-Louise on 7 October 2003 4:57pm
 
why is someone who is raising money for a good cause a loser?!

a very considerate and caring person i would call him.

Sophie-Lou
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by decomposingcomposers on 8 October 2003 10:08pm
 
yeah but theres much more interesting stuff he cud do. involve a large group of ppl that way there will b more sponsers. plus wots the point of it???? big deal so he walks under water, get him 2 do summat that takes a bit moer skill, any 1 in a suit that heavy cud do it!!!!!
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by Dianne on 9 October 2003 3:51am
 
Do you know how many sponsers he has? I haven't heard, has anyone?

As for skill, why don't you try walking underwater in one of those very heavy suits and see how well you do.
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by Sophie-Louise on 9 October 2003 3:39pm
 
I haven't herd how many sponsers he has, but he has raised over 10 million, i heard it on GMTV.

Sophie-Lou
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by Dianne on 9 October 2003 11:02pm
 
10 million? Not bad for a "loser".
 
Re: Underwater walking tour... by decomposingcomposers on 13 October 2003 9:23pm
 
think wot u want & i will 2!
 
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