A man escaped North Korea last week by swimming several miles before coming ashore in the South, where he managed to evade border guards for more than six hours, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The Feb. 16 incident marks a second embarrassing breach in recent months of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone, after another North Korean man claiming to be a former gymnast jumped over a fence in the DMZ and went undetected by South Korean guards for 14 hours in November.

On Tuesday, military officials in Seoul detailed the latest crossing, acknowledging that the unidentified man was captured on video 10 times before he was finally noticed by guards and arrested.

Wearing a diving suit and flippers, the man swam at night in the East Sea — also known as the Sea of Japan before coming ashore at 1:05 a.m. , about 2 miles inside South Korean territory.

It wasn’t until around 4 a.m., after the man had moved south 3 miles along a road, that he was finally spotted by a guard monitoring a security camera. A three-hour manhunt ensued before he was ultimately captured at 7:27 a.m.

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