Then, after several long hours trying to reach the shore, Eastwood eventually found himself at a relay tower in Bolinas – pulling himself up a cliff face to escape the nightmare scenario that had been thrust upon him. And decades on from the experience, the star finally opened up about the events of that horrifying day.
In a 2016 interview for The Daily Telegraph, Eastwood recounted, “It was stormy, and we went down off of Point Reyes, California, in the Pacific. I found myself in the water swimming a few miles towards the shore. I remember thinking, ‘Well, 21 is not as long as a person wants to live.’”