KOONTZ, Michael William (1954-1973) [SS#564-94-7220], age 18, drowned while skindiving at Cherry Cove, Santa Catalina Island.
In the News~
April 3, 1973 [LBI]: “Skindiver drowns off Catalina Island. An 18-year-old Fresno youth drowned Sunday while skindiving in Cherry Cove off Catalina Island. The body of Michael William Koontz was spotted by fellow divers from the excursion boat Blue Sea about 3:20 p.m. Divers aboard the vessel said Koontz had been reported missing about 20 minutes before the body was found.”