David Cameron Takes a Break from G8 Talks to go Wild Swimming

The Daily Mail reports: David Cameron dragged a reluctant police protection officer on an early morning swim in the freezing waters of Lough Erne.

‘He joked with the police that they are supposed to give him “close protection” and so they had to come in, and one did,’ said a Downing Street source.

To the delight of Number Ten officials, Russian president Vladimir Putin, who normally delights in macho displays at international summits, apparently decided the Northern Irish waters were too chilly and stayed in bed.

Mr Cameron said as the summit ended: ‘I can recommend a swim in the lough. That’s what I did.

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