SMITH, Robert Lee

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SMITH, Robert Lee (c. 1929-1968), 39, drowned while diving at Ship Rock, Santa Catalina Island on August 12, 1968.

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August 13, 1968 [Long Beach Independent]: “Scuba diver body found off Catalina. The body of a scuba diver was recovered 30 yards off Catalina Island near Ship Rock at 7 p.m. Monday, six hours after the man left the vessel Euphoria to swim. The victim was identified late Monday as Robert Lee Smith, 39, of 1150 Polaris Drive, Newport Beach. THe man was reported missing at 3:40 p.m., and a search involving Coast Guard and Sheriff's department helicopters, was launched. Deputies said there was no indication of foul play.”