Originally Posted by rockin'robin
Those waters were frigid cold...and the raft made out of raincoats...3 in it...reminds me somewhat of the Titanic when it sank and all those people in the frigid water....How long does it take a body to die in waters like that?...A hour?...Painful death.
Feel sure these 3 men must have been pretty fit, and maybe wearing layers and layers of clothes, or perhaps not, as the raft made out of raincoats must have been pretty flimsy, 50 raincoats glued together.....not able to withhold that much weight?...Could be they took turns getting into the raft, but feel time was not on their side. The article didn't say how far they had to swim/float to shore...plus they had to fight the currents, which were treacherous....
no one knows for sure. people have tried it and done it. did the inmate make in the 60s, we may never know.