Man Swims 5 Hours To Save His Family

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  1. TrackerSam

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    DEAL ISLAND, Md. (AP) — John Franklin Riggs swam for hours to reach help for his family, including two children, after their boat capsized in a storm.

    Riggs climbed rocks along the shoreline in the dark and knocked on the door of the first house he saw early Wednesday.

    “He came to the right house,” said Angela Byrd, whose dog’s barking awakened her. She found 46-year-old Riggs outside, soaking wet and barefoot.

    Contessa Riggs of Washington said she clung to the boat for five hours with her 3-year-old son, Conrad Drake; her 70-year-old father, a retired commercial waterman also named John Riggs, and his 9-year-old granddaughter, Emily Horn, a fourth-grader visiting from the San Francisco Bay area.

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/...to-save-his-family-after-their-boat-capsized/
     
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    Wow. Just wow. Now that's a hero.

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  4. LadyL

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    amazingly lucky family

    dad's a hero and the woman who answered her door is too IMO (because I would not open my door to a stranger knocking in the dark, even if it was early morning)
     

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