A French man has abandoned his bid to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean after his support boat was damaged by a storm.
Ben Lecomte, 51, set off from the coast of Japan on 5 June and had covered more than 2,700 km (1,500 nautical miles) of the 9,100 km journey.
But “irreparable” damage to a sail on the boat forced him to stop.
Mr Lecomte has been trying to raise awareness of climate change and plastic pollution throughout the journey.
“I am very disappointed because I had not reached my mental and physical limits,” he said in a statement.
He added: “We’ve faced treacherous winds, rain and ocean swells that have forced us to alter our course, and the irreparable damage to the sail is an insurmountable blow.”