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Brothers plan to paddleboard from Alaska to Mexico


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Two brothers from California have set off from Ketchikan to paddleboard to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Casey and Ryan Higginbotham set off from Ketchikan on Friday on two 18-foot paddleboards with the goal of hand paddling 100-miles to Prince Rupert, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.

“We want adventure. That’s what we came for,’’ Casey Higginbotham said.

The brothers intend to spend the next five months making the 2,200-mile journey. They are hauling 70 pounds of dehydrated food, clothing and survival gear on custom racks above their boards. Food drops are pl...

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