Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived'


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Alcatraz escapees 'may have survived’

Three inmates who famously escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz had a small chance of making it to land alive - but the odds were stacked against them, a new study suggests.

In 1962, the prisoners absconded using a raft, and were never seen again.

A novel computer model now indicates that if they set off right at midnight, they could have made landfall.

But if they left in the hours either side, it is very likely they died in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay.

The study was carried out by scientists at Delft University and the research institute Deltares, both in the Netherlands, and is being presented this week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which is hosted in the California city.

Fake heads

Three inmates who famously escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz had a small chance of making it to land alive - but the odds were stacked against them, a new study suggests.

In 1962, the prisoners absconded using a raft, and were never seen again.

A novel computer model now indicates that if they set off right at midnight, they could have made landfall.

But if they left in the hours either side, it is very likely they died in the cold waters of San Francisco Bay.

The study was carried out by scientists at Delft University and the research institute Deltares, both in the Netherlands, and is being presented this week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which is hosted in the California city.
Fake heads

This prison break - dramatized by Clint Eastwood in the film Escape from Alcatraz - is one of the most daring and intricate escapes ever attempted.

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#2

Of course, in 52 years, no trace of them has ever surfaced, nor any indication of contact with relatives or friends. I think the media needed some filler as news slows down approaching Christmas.


#3

They might, of course, just have made good their break rather than return to people they knew who were sure to be watched. We’ll never know.

Look how long it took to find any trace of DB Cooper despite the motivation of all that cash.

ICXC NIKA.


#4

Interesting article. This is one of those unresolved events that continue to hold people’s interests.

DGB


#5

History-related articles like this though are fun around Christmas-time, just like the “What did St. Nicholas look like” article was.

alcatrazhistory.com/

The rock.


#6

Visited the Rock one spring day. It was actually beautiful covered with Flowers.

If those guys made it. I hope they made themselves useful, and led good lives.

ATB


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