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Alcatraz escapees could have made it: simulations of San Francisco Bay reveal survivable scenarios.
Three inmates who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and set off into the San Francisco Bay on a makeshift raft could have safely reached shore if they timed their escape just right, new research suggests.
If the escapees had cast off between 11 p.m. and midnight, the trio could have reached a beach just north of the Golden Gate Bridge as the outgoing tide slackened, researchers proposed December 16. But if the prisoners had set off before 11 p.m., the tide's strong currents would have...
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