Valley man to swim from Alcatraz while shackled in bid to give hope to others

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A Valley man will be taking quite the swim this weekend.

As part of the “Escape The Rock” event, Michael Murtaugh will swim across the San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz to the shoreline. Hundreds will be making the swim and then running seven miles in a duothalon.

Murtaugh is swimming with a message about addiction, and to bring that message home, he’s swimming with his ankles shackled.

See Fox 10

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