North Korea Defector Swims To South, Evading Border Guards For 6 Hours

South Korean soldiers patrol while hikers visit the DMZ Peace Trail in the Demilitarized Zone in Goseong, South Korea. A defector from North Korea was apprehended in Goseong last week after evading South Korean guards for hours.

The man’s daring escape, and the failure of South Korean guards to detect him, is the second embarrassing breach of the heavily fortified DMZ in recent months.

(Image credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP)