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Ben Friberg paddles from Cuba to Florida

3 August 2013 Last updated at 04:58 BST

An American has become the first person to paddle-board between Cuba and the US, accomplishing the 111-mile (179km) voyage in 28 hours.

Musician Ben Friberg, from Tennessee, was accompanied by a support boat - his father among the crew - providing navigational advice and nutrition.

He stood for most of the trip from the Hemingway marina, near the Cuban capital Havana, to Key West, Florida.

Tim Allman reports.

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