HEARD, Robert N. (1931-1965)[SS#571-40-3110], drowned while swimming at Santa Catalina Island on October 23, 1965. He was 34 years old.
In the News~
October 24, 1965 [Pasadena Independent Star News]: “A 35-year-old Balboa Island man drowned Saturday when he became entangled in a kelp bed while swimming off Catalina Island, sheriff's deputies said. The victim was identified as Robert heard. Officers said the victim's companion, Mary Shackelton, of Anaheim, said they had been scuba diving and they decided to swim with only a snorkle. She said he apparently became entangled in the seaweed bed and could not surface.”