GASCON, Jeffrey Rey (1954-1970), drowned while diving at Cherry Cove on July 18, 1970. He was 16 years old.
In the News~
July 20, 1970 [Long Beach Independent]: “Drowned boy identified. The SCUBA diver who drowned near Catalina Island Saturday has been identified as Jeffrey Rey Gascon, 17, of Compton. Coast Guard officials Sunday said Gascon was picked out of the water by the crew of the vessel Kona Sea near Cherry Cove shortly after 1:30 P.M.”