If there was ever a definition for the word 'hero,' it would have John Franklin Riggs' face instead of actual words! Also, the same exact thing would be for the definition of 'swimmer' and 'badass!'
John swam five hours to save his family who were clinging for their lives after their boat had capsized off the coast of Maryland — what have you done lately? Did we mention he did this during A STORM??
Exactly! Watch the report (above) to hear his story! Pretty INsane!
We don't know if we could even swim in a very calm pool for 5 hours for any reason, so we'll just tip our fabulous hat to John and offer to buy him a beer sometime! Ha!
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Such a sad piece of news we have to share with you all.
The Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson has died, drowning after his America's Cup boat capsized.
He won an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 2008 and a silver at last year's games. This year he absolutely jumped at the chance to win yachting's top prize – the America's Cup.
He drowned when the high-tech catamaran capsized and trapped him under water for more than 10 minutes — and it was only a practice run. Sadly, he has a wife and an infant child.
We offer our condolences, and hope that his friends and family can get through this! Our hearts go out to you all!
[Image via AP Images.]
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