Prisoners of ‘Ingenious’ 1962 Alcatraz Escape Could Have Survived

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If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows.

Scientists who were studying the San Francisco Bay’s strong tides reconstructed the possible routes of the audacious 1962 escape. The men might have been able to find shelter on an outcrop near the Golden Gate Bridge — that is, if they weren’t swept out to sea first, according to the study.

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