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WATCH: Father swims 5 hours, saves family after boat capsizes

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 13:55:31-04

(CBS) – Last Tuesday, John Riggs made a life-or-death decision after the fishing boat he and his family were on began sinking in the Chesapeake Bay. Riggs knew the only way he could get help was to swim back to shore.

Jeff Pegues sat down with the Riggs family to talk about that long, difficult journey.