Off-duty firefighters attempt bootleg nighttime Alcatraz swim, hide as Coast Guard searches for them
The pair had all the equipment needed to make the swim safely, Leahey said,
including flippers and heavy-duty wet suits.
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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.
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.
Training for The Tiburon Mile 2014 and possibly Alcatraz! Also: I'm a seminary student.
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