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    First shots of Diana Nyad from Key West


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Quincy Perkins has been watching swimmer Diana Nyad and her support team slowly come into focus from the roof of his Key West, Florida, home. Perkins snapped this image around 10:15 a.m. ET by using a telephoto lens. Perkins lives at Smathers Beach, where Nyad will be coming to shore.

    “I’m on a rooftop and I can see her swimming. I can see the splashes from her strokes. She’s getting really close. I’d estimate she’s a mile away,” Perkins said at 12:20 p.m. “There are probably 35 boats around her right now. Sail boats, powerboats. There are a ton of kayakers and paddle boarders.”

    Perkins, a filmmaker, will be submitting additional images and videos as Nyad comes to shore. See more of his photos here
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    First shots of Diana Nyad from LAND! From Key West! She is going to make it!!

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