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MEHLMAN, Larry J. ( -1974), drowned while scuba diving off the north side of Santa Catalina Island. He was 21 years old.

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June 30, 1974 [Independent Press Telegram, Long Beach]: “Man drowns off Catalina. A Monterey Park resident, Larry J. Mehlman, 21, drowned Saturday while scuba diving off the north side of Catalina Island, sheriff deputies reported. They said his sister, Felicia, who was swimming with him off a charter boat, found him unconscious at a depth of 30 feet about 11:20 a.m. Deputies said the two were between two and three miles west of Isthmus Harbor. He was pronounced dead at Avalon Hospital.”