Brave womanrsquos charity swim in sharkinfested waters 2009: High Blantyre

Brave womanrsquos charity swim in sharkinfested waters

HIGH BLANTYRE woman Karen Tait isn&rsquot the sort to get up to anything fishy.

But when the 48-year-old had the chance to swim with sharks for charity, she jumped right in. Karen &ndash whose father, Jim (75), suffered from cancer 14 years ago &ndash took part in the underwater adventure for the Anthony Nolan Trust and raised &pound425 for their leukaemia fund. On her dive at Deep Sea World in North Queensferry she swam with sand tiger sharks, octopuses and giant starfish. Karen, a self-employed diversional therapist, explained she wasn&rsquot nervous at the prospect of swimming with the dangerous sharks as it was for a good cause. She said:&ldquoI was excited about doing it and I didn&rsquot want to get worried because it&rsquos something I&rsquove wanted to do all my life. &ldquoOnce I got in the water I was fine. It really was an unforgettable experience.&rdquo

The former Blantyre High pupil found out about the dive through an Anthony Nolan advert, appealing for divers, in the Hamilton Advertiser last year.

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