BLOUGH, Armand S.

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BLOUGH, Armand S. (1929-1961), diver who drowned at Goat Harbor, Santa Catalina Island on July 13, 1961. Blough was born February 22, 1929 in Missouri. He was 32 when he drowned.

In the News~

July 14, 1961 [LB Independent]: “Rescue bid fails; diver drowned. Avalon—An heroic attempt by a skindiver to save the life of his companion failed Thursday when a Torrance man drowned at Goat Harbor when his scuba outfit ran out of air. Constable John Windell said Armand S. Blough, 32, of 4728 Reynbolds Drive, drowned when his air supply gave out. A diving companion of Blough's Joe Hanna, 35, of 3327 W. 189th St., Torrance, said he saw Blough was in trouble and attempted to help him as the pair swam at a 60-foot depth. Both Blough and Hanna surfaced, but Blough apparently was exhausted, Hanna told Windell. Hanna carried Blough to shore and attempted to revive him by mouth to mouth resuscitation. Hanna hailed a passing boat who passed word to the Blue Fin of the California Fish and Game Department which sped 8 miles to Avalon Harbor to pick up a doctor and a rescusitator. Upon the Blue Fin's return the doctor pronounced Blough dead.”