GLOSE, William Charles (1955-1988)[SS#563-96-6562], died in a boating accident on December 3, 1988 at Lovers Cove, Santa Catalina Island. He was 33.
Sean Caudillo also died as a result of his injuries.
In the News~
December 5, 1988 [LAT]: “One Orange County man died and another was seriously injured when a boat crashed into the rocks near Avalon Harbor on Santa Catalina Island, authorities said Sunday... Details of the Santa Catalina accident remained sketchy a day later, but Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said the victims were part of a small group that had left Newport Beach on Saturday morning for a day of "fun and fishing" near the island. Alcohol was consumed by adults on board the power boat during the day, authorities said. About 6 p.m. Saturday, the fishermen decided to return to the mainland when the boat crashed in Lover's Cove. William Golfe [Glose], 40, of Newport Beach, was hurled overboard, striking his head on rocks, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. He was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach. Sean Caudillo, 22, of Newport Beach, was in serious condition at the hospital. At least two other people on the boat were treated for minor injuries. They were not identified.”
June 22, 1989 [LAT]: “The City Council has denied legal claims filed by two Orange County residents stemming from a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island that killed two men and injured three others last December. The claims allege that a Harbor Patrol officer observed the pilot of a 19-foot fishing boat drunk and cruising at high speeds but failed to take any action before it crashed on rocks off the coast. One of the claims was filed by Newport Beach resident Mary Glose, whose husband, William Glose, 33, and son, Sean Caudillo, 22, were killed. Both men were passengers on the Impulse out of Newport Beach, which crashed on the rocks off Lovers Cove, on the island’s east coast. The claim sought an unspecified amount for wrongful death and other expenses. A separate claim, seeking $275,000, was filed by David Wilken of Costa Mesa, a passenger on the boat who survived the crash.”