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If you follow prison history, or old Clint Eastwood movies, you know the swim from Alcatraz. It was the last barrier to escaping the island prison in California. The only men to escape disappeared without clear evidence they made it to shore. Today, Braxton Bilbrey is attempting that swim. He read about a nine-year-old who swam the 1.4 miles. Now he plans to try it — at the age of seven. He's hoping to raise money for drowning prevention.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

If you follow prison history, or old Clint Eastwood movies, you know the swim from Alcatraz. It was the last barrier to escaping the island prison in California. The only men to escape disappeared without clear evidence they made it to shore. Today, Braxton Bilbrey is attempting that swim. He read about a nine-year-old who swam the 1.4 miles, so now he plans to try it at the age of seven. He's hoping to raise money for drowning prevention.

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