CONNERY, Dean Alden (1932-1958)[SS#571-40-4944], drowned SCUBA diving at Santa Catalina Island on July 20, 1958. He was 26 years old.
Connery is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.
In the News~
July 21, 1958 [San Bernardino County Sun]: “Man disappears while skin diving. Long Beach — A man disappeared while skin diving Sunday off the west side of Catalina Island, and the Coast guard presumed he drowned. The victim's companions said they became alarmed when bubbles from his oxygen tank quit breaking the surface. They said they were unable to attempt a rescue at the depth because they had no oxygen tanks aboard their boat, the Marden. A sports fishing craft notified the Coast Guard, which flew county life guards to the scene. But efforts to locate the missing man were unsuccessful. The victim was identified as Dean COnnery, 22, of 1775 E. 105th St., Los Angeles.”