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Retired Marine Accomplishes Goal of Swimming from Alcatraz with His Hands and Feet Tied


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay ‘Patch’ Platt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, from Jacksonville, NC, completed what many have said is an impossible feat today. On the morning of Nov. 7, he swam the 1 1/2 mile distance from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco with his hands and feet tied, becoming one of only three people in history to have completed the crossing.

Retired Marine Risks Life and Limb to Support Wounded Marines


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jay ‘Patch’ Platt, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, today announced that on November 7th, 2005, at 8:30 am, he will attempt to swim the 1 1/2 mile distance from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco with his hands and feet tied, in order to raise awareness and support for wounded marines.