A PADDLEBOARDER who visited Barrow on a world record attempt has made history.

Ten weeks ago, Brendon Prince left his home in Devon on a stand-up paddle board in an incredible attempt to make three world records.

And on Monday evening he achieved one of those as he glided into John O’Groats, making him the first person to stand-up paddle board to the northern-most point of Britain from Land’s End.

Brendon, who paddled past Walney on June 13 on his way to the Scottish village, was delighted to reach the 'stepping-stone,' 74 days after leaving Devon.

“I’m super excited to have got to this stage,” he said.

“It’s a stepping-stone to the next record, and then the whole picture of what we’re trying to achieve.

If we get the whole picture people will listen to what we’re doing and will understand and believe in our message.”

Figures show that over 600 people drown in the UK and Ireland a year, with thousands more suffering from life changing injuries.

Calling the number of incidents in the UK “unacceptable”, Mr Prince said he knew he wanted to do something big to get the message out there.