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Has anyone successfully swam from Alcatraz?

The difficult swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco is familiar territory for open water swimmers Gary Emich and Steven Hurwitz. The Bay Area swimmers' 1,000th Alcatraz crossing broke an official world record on Tuesday. The temperature in the Bay was about 54 degrees when Emich and Hurwitz dove in.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, who successfully escaped from Alcatraz?

To this day, Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin remain the only people who have escaped Alcatraz and never been found — a disappearance that is one of the country's most notorious unsolved mysteries.

how deep is the water around Alcatraz? 43 feet

People also ask, is there sharks in the water around Alcatraz?

Yes there are species of bottom dwelling sharks like the Leopard Shark and Sand sharks in the bay - completely harmless to humans. The great whites are near the Farallon islands about 35 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Who was the worst person in Alcatraz?

Alvin Karpis Edgar Hoover himself and sentenced to life imprisonment on Alcatraz for ten murders, six kidnappings and a robbery. He was the last of the depression-era criminals to be caught and served the longest sentence - 26 years - of any Alcatraz prisoner.

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