On June 11, 1962, bank robbers Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin escaped the confines of the prison walls at Alcatraz and set off on the frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft.
Up until this day, it is not known whether or not the three of them made it to land or if they ended up somewhere out in the Pacific. The men were never heard from, and their bodies were never found. They disappeared and left a cold case that has mystified law enforcement for half a century.
Now, for the first time, Dutch scientists Olivier Hoes, Rolf Hut and Fedor Baart are using their work on flood risk assessment and innovative 3-D technology mapping tides to prove that the three men could have successfully escaped, but only if their timing was perfect and specific factors were in place.
Alcatraz: Escaping the Rock uses recreations and archival material to tell the story of one of history’s greatest, most mysterious prison escapes. It also employs modern science and reconstructed rafts using actual period raincoats to sort fact from fiction, establishing for the very first time that escape was entirely possible.
Using recreations and archival material, this all new special tells the story of one of history’s greatest, most mysterious prison escapes, and sorts fact from fiction to establish for the very first time that escape was entirely possible.
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