Highlands & Islands

Hearts FC owner Vladimir Romanov swims Loch Ness again

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Media captionVladimir Romanov, the owner of Hearts FC takes a dip in Loch Ness

Hearts' owner Vladimir Romanov has been swimming in Loch Ness a few weeks after he was among loch swimmers marking a submarine accident anniversary.

He took his latest swim ahead of his SPL team's Uefa Europa League qualifier against Paks at Tynecastle.

Hearts drew 1-1 with Paks in their first leg match in Hungary.

Last month, Romanov was among a group of swimmers marking an anniversary of the 1961 K-19 Russian nuclear submarine accident.

Eight crew died on the boat after a reactor failure on board.

Russian-born Mr Romanov joined Capt Oleg Adamov, a former K-19 commander, in making the width swim of Loch Ness.

The captain came up with the idea after swimming in the loch on a previous visit to the Highlands.

RNLI Loch Ness provided support to those who took part.

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