ASHMAN, Rita (c. 1959-2017), drowned as a result of a diving accident at Santa Barbara Island.
In the News~
August 25, 2017 [CI/Avalon]]: “Rita Ashman, a 58-year-old from Oceano, California, was scuba diving off Santa Barbara Island when she experienced a diving accident. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter airlifted her from the boat she was diving from to the U.S.C. Hyperbaric Chamber on Catalina Island in an attempt to save her life. Despite all the effort to save her, Ashman died at the Hyperbaric Chamber.”