Flesh mob dive in for charity

Four hundred people stripped naked and plunged into the sea in an attempt to break the world record for the biggest skinny dip.

Swimmers came from all over the country to brave the chill waters off Rhossili beach, on the Gower Peninsula in Wales, early yesterday morning.

The existing record is believed to be 250 naked bathers in one location, and organisers of the find-raising event plan to submit it to adjudicators at Guinness World Records.

To qualify for the record, bathers had to wade into the water until it was up to their waists and stay there, shivering, for 10 minutes.