“He was willing to die for the cause of Mother Earth and more people should wake up and take a look. The government specifically need to understand these issues.”
That was one of many comments made by spectators along West Bay Public Beach, where “superhuman” Oly Rush ended his 36-hour-long swim to raise money for Plastic Free Cayman and awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean.
“I don’t know how he did it, he is incredible,” another person said.
The 37-year-old plasterer from Dorset, England, enters the history books as the first person to swim around Grand Cayman.
He began his journey at 5am on Monday morning and finished at approximately 6pm the next day.
While Rush was unable to speak to the media following his historic swim due to medical reasons. He “surprisingly” reassured the dozens of spectators who cheered him on with hugs, high fives and even dropped a few dance moves.