LOCKWOOD, Robert Arthur
LOCKWOOD, Robert Arthur (1929-1970) [SS#302-14-7477], age 41, drowned while SCUBA diving at Empire Landing on December 6.
In the News~
December 7, 1970 [LBI]: “Costa Mesa man drowns during dive. A 41-year-old Costa Mesa man drowned Sunday afternoon after he apparently became entangled in kelp while scuba diving near Catalina Island, sheriff's deputies reported. Robert Arthur Lockwood, of 2700 Peterson Way, was pronounced dead at the scene after county lifeguards recovered his body near Empire Landing on the island's east end, deputies said. Witnesses said Lockwood was diving with a party from the 28-foot cabin cruiser Cruising Club, and had been submerged long enough to consume most of his air supply when he apparently became entangled in the kelp bed.”
December 7, 1970 [Redlands Daily Facts]: “ Scuba diver downs. Avalon—Robert A. Lockwood, 41, Costa Mesa, drowned Sunday when he became entangled in a kelp bed while scuba diving on the east coast of Catalina Island. He was diving with two companions off a cabin cruiser when the accident occurred. Los Angeles County lifeguards recovered the body. ”