DEATHS: SANTA BARBARA ISLAND
19th CENTURY DEATHS
- 1862 John Coats, Englishman thrown from a sealing boat by the surf and drowned July 10.
21st CENTURY DEATHS
- 2013 Rick Hadley, (54) freediver drowned diving for lobsters on September 28.
- 2017 Rita Ashman, (58) dived as a result of a diving accident at Santa Barbara Island on August 17.