Off-duty firefighters attempt bootleg nighttime Alcatraz swim, hide as Coast Guard searches for them


  • bobswimsbobswims Santa Barbara CACharter Member
    They had everything they needed except brains. Left at 8 pm? What were their plans on getting back? No escort paddler? No notice to the Coast Guard? Did they assume boats would see them at 8 - 9pm? Having to hide from the Coast Guard on the island suggests they didn't think this through.
  • worthyadvisorworthyadvisor Chicago, ILMember
    Oh! That's what that was! They had talked about it on the local news twitter feed (we don't have cable), and I thought: "oops! they must have gotten lost on a swim." guess I was kinda right.

    I'm the Wiccan Christian that was profiled in USMS's Swimmer Magazine in 2017. Soon, I'll be moving to Zurich, Switzerland. Also, I pray to St. Adjutor, the patron saint of open water swimmers.

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