On July 11, 2015, El Chapo Guzman managed to escape from a maximum security prison. After he got medical attention, cameras last spotted Guzman at 20:52 close to the shower area, which was the only part of his cell not under surveillance by the cameras. After guards failed to spot him through the cameras for 18 minutes, an alert was sent at 21:10, and personnel started looking for him. When they reached his cell, he was gone. It was later discovered that he had managed to escape through a dug-up tunnel leading from his shower area to a construction site located 0.93 miles from the Santa Juanita neighborhood. The tunnel was 10 meters underground, and Guzman had used a ladder to climb down. The tunnel was 5.7 feet in height and 29.5 wide. It had air ducts and artificial lights and was constructed from quality materials. In addition, guards found a motorcycle in the tunnel, leading authorities to believe that he used it to transport materials and himself.
Learn more about this fascinating escape as well as El Chapo's beginnings, his previous arrest, and why Mexican police believe they are certain to recapture him.
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