KRASOWSKIS, Andre

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KRASOWSKIS, Andre (1967-1989)[#546-81-6987], born in California, he was drowned from a skiff he was rowing off Long Point, Santa Catalina Island on March 4, 1989. He was 21 years old.



In the News~

March 3, 1989 [LAT]: “Coast Guard cutters and helicopters searched today for a man whose dinghy was swept out to sea in heavy weather off Santa Catalina Island. Andre Krasowskis, 21, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday when he rowed from the island's Long Point, where he is employed at the YMCA's Camp Fox, a Coast Guard spokesman said.”


March 4, 1989 [LAT]: “Parents Wait Anxiously for Word on Son, 21, Missing Off Catalina. Andre Krasowskis is a fun-loving guy who likes a practical joke. That's what his mother decided to think about Friday, trying to keep her hopes up, trying to be brave. Krasowskis, a 21-year-old worker at the YMCA's Camp Fox on Santa Catalina Island, rowed a dinghy offshore to perform a routine chore Thursday afternoon and did not return, apparently blown to sea by gusting winds. His disappearance touched off a search by land, sea and air that proceeded through Friday without success. "Maybe he took the boat to see a girl at another camp. I wouldn't put it past him," Krasowskis' mother, Lydia Krasowskis, said with a half-hearted laugh in a telephone interview from her bakery in Avalon. "He's probably out there somewhere and can't wait to come back and tell us about his adventure. . . . Maybe he'll walk in here and say it as all a joke. . . . I wish. I wish”.”


March 28, 2014 [Catalina Islander]: “...Similar to the Cipriano case was that of Andre Krasowskis, a 21-year-old worker at Camp Fox near Long Point on Catalina’s leeward shore. On March 5, 1989, Krasowskis set out in a dinghy towards a ski boat that was anchored about 100 yards offshore. The wind had picked up considerably in a short period of time and it was Krasowskis’ intention to secure a canvas covering on the boat which was threatening to blow away. Tragically, Krasowskis was somehow caught up in the lines of his own dinghy and swept out to sea. Unfortunately, no one at the camp was aware of what was happening until it was too late. It wasn’t until about an hour later that his absence was noticed and a search initiated. Two days later, Krasowskis’ dinghy was found. His body was found suspended underneath, hopelessly tangled in the boat’s lines.”