Hoover Dam

NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member

British stag-do reveller cheats death as he becomes the first person EVER to swim across the Hoover Dam (but he only survived because nine of its 10 deadly turbines were turned off) 44263A0700000578-4871722-image-a-32_1505120778154[1]

Looks like he did it in shorts only. No goggles and no cap. 44263A2900000578-4871722-image-a-27_1505120384197[1]

source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4871722/British-man-swims-Hoover-Dam-reservoir.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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  • SoloSolo B.C. CanadaMember

    "Bandit" swim?

  • andissandiss Senior Member

    Cheat death? Don't you need to swim very close to the intake towers then and - surely the intakes must have some form of grid?

  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member

    The draft is huge with a Spillway capacity of 400,000 cu ft/s (11,000 m3/s) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

    Drain your bathtub and see how the draft towards the drain is.

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  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    My first thought was alcohol had to be involved. Article confirmed. Yeesh...

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