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VTM: The Richmond Man Who Swam To Freedom

Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 15, 2013

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - It is a true tale of high risk, but big reward. Tico Sanchez, a native of Cuba,  sought a better life but knew the odds of finding one in Cuba were slim. So he made the extraordinary decision to escape to America , by 'swimming'. Greg McQuade and CBS6 photojournalist Tim Hawkins share the story of how gaining his freedom was more than just a stroke of luck.