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15.  September 13, 1993:  Jamie Penning, 19, was walked out to the end of the south pier with a group of  friends at night.  During a series of dares James dove into the channel and attempted to swim the  channel to the end of the north pier through the 3-5 ft. waves - a distance of 450 feet.  He was last seen through the darkness about 3/4 way across.

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