South Korea Arrests U.S. Citizen Swimming To North Korea
South Korean officials say they arrested an American man who they say was apparently trying to swim to North Korea to meet Kim Jong-un.By Briana Altergott | September 17, 2014
South Korean authorities say they arrested a U.S. citizen Tuesday night who they say was trying to swim to North Korea to meet the country's leader.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the man who's believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s was swimming in the Han river, which flows toward North Korea.
The outlet quotes an anonymous government source who says South Korean Marines guarding the river found him lying on the river bank late Tuesday, apparently suffering from exhaustion.