SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Sharks and treacherous currents kept most Alcatraz prisoners in place, but a 9-year-old boy has made the swim from the one-time prison island to San Francisco in 41 minutes.
Daniel Bessonov entered the frigid San Francisco Bay water on Sunday and powered through the current and choppy waters for what became a two-mile swim.READ MORE: Tsunami Alert Forces Daylong Evacuation of Berkeley Marina
The San Jose Mercury News says the Saratoga boy’s destination was Aquatic Park, but he came ashore near the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which added a half-mile to his mission.READ MORE: Pacific Tsunami Update: Waves Surge Onto Bay Area Beaches Following Huge Tonga Volcano Blast
The Saratoga Elementary School student now wants to repeat the Alcatraz Island swim when he’s 10, this time without a wet suit.MORE NEWS: Bengals Stop Late Raiders Rally; Vegas One and Done in Playoffs
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