Eastwood found himself aboard a World War 2 bomber plane, after deciding to hitch a ride with a fellow serviceman. However, after flying through some severe weather conditions, it was decided that the plane would have to make a crash landing in the waters of Point Reyes.
Although they successfully landed, Eastwood and the bomber’s pilot spent hours in the Pacific Ocean. The frightening event found Eastwood in dangerous territory and miles away from any land. The Army veteran had no choice but to swim for his life – even as day turned to night.