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KAFERATA, August J. ( -1965), dentist from Atherton, CA who drowned skin diving at Santa Barbara Island on December 4, 1965.
In the News~
December 5, 1965 [Independent Press-Telegram]: “Visiting dentist dies in skin diving mishap. An Atherton, Calif. dentist died off Santa Barbara Island Saturday while skin diving. The Coast Guard identified the dead man as 51-year-old Dr. August J. Kaferata. Kaferata was dead on arrival at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance at 11 a.m. after being airlifted from the deck of a charter boat. Hospital attendants said an autopsy would be conducted to determint the exact cause of death. Dr. Kaferata, the father of 3, was one of the 17 passengers aboard the Holly B, a Norm's Landing Charter vessel from San Pedro. Harlan E. Bowles, 59, owner-operator of the Holly B, said Kaferata and a friend were diving in 30 feet of water off the east coast of the island about 10 a.m. when the dentist disappeared. A few minutes later, Kaferata surfaced, after apparently dropping his weight belt. He was pulled aboard the boat, where attempts were made to revive him while a Coast Guard helicopter was summoned. The copter made a pickup and rushed Kaferata to the hospital.”
December 6, 1965 [News-Pilot, San Pedro]: “Skin diver drowns in channel. An Atherton, Calif. skin diver was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:31 a.m. Saturday at Little Company of Mary Hospital after being flown from Santa Barbara Island. Dead is August J. Kaferata, 45. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center in Long Beach said they received a radio message from the boat Molly Bee that a skin diver aboard had apparently drowned. rewmen aboard the Molly Bee told Coast Guard officers Kaferata was found submerged 15 to 20 minutes after he was supposed to have returned to the boat.”