- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A Barrington man who completed a 40-mile weekend swim around Aquidneck Island has raised about $30,000 for charity.

Trent Theroux raised the money Saturday for Rise Above Paralysis, the greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. The money will be used to adapt vehicles for drivers with spinal cord injuries. The money pays for modifications not covered by insurance and helps people regain their freedom.

The 47-year-old Theroux endured some rough seas on his swim and was thwarted at one point by the outgoing tide from the Sakonnet River. He said he spend out 20 minutes not making any progress.

He started the swim at 7 a.m. and did not finish until about 11:30 p.m.

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