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'''April 22, 1968:''' “Wild winds toss boats in Channel. Skipper George Lillard of the ''Scuba King'' out of Ventura Marina and Leon Bray, a diving instructor for Marina Divers Supply, teamed up in an act of heroism to rescue a Reseda pair. From a distance Lillard spotted a tiny red object that turned out to be the coat worn by Parn Frances, about 28, astride the bow of a half-sunken craft off Santa Cruz. Douglas Hewitt, about 35, was clinging to an air-filled canister about 200 feet away. Bray swam to them with a line. The dramatic rescue was completed about 3:15 p.m. "If we happened by a few minutes later," Lillard said, they would have been gone—bobbing around in that sea...”
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'''August 5, 1968 [Redlands Daily Facts]:''' “Diver drowns off island. Ventura—A 47-year-old Torrance man was drowned Sunday while skindiving off Santa Cruz Island, the coroner's office reported today. A spokesman for the office said Maurice Rothstein of 105 W. 178th St., was swimming off a charter boat with other members of a party from Torrance including his son, Daniel, 20, when he disappeared. Members of the party later found his body on the bottom.”
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'''April 22, 1968 [OPC]:''' “Wild winds toss boats in Channel. Skipper George Lillard of the ''Scuba King'' out of Ventura Marina and Leon Bray, a diving instructor for Marina Divers Supply, teamed up in an act of heroism to rescue a Reseda pair. From a distance Lillard spotted a tiny red object that turned out to be the coat worn by Parn Frances, about 28, astride the bow of a half-sunken craft off Santa Cruz. Douglas Hewitt, about 35, was clinging to an air-filled canister about 200 feet away. Bray swam to them with a line. The dramatic rescue was completed about 3:15 p.m. "If we happened by a few minutes later," Lillard said, they would have been gone—bobbing around in that sea...”

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Scuba King (#) (-) was built at Anchors Way Boat Yard in Ventura in 1967 by Bobby Villegas. It has a GM V-8 /71 diesel engine and was built as an overnight dive boat.




In the News~

August 5, 1968 [Redlands Daily Facts]: “Diver drowns off island. Ventura—A 47-year-old Torrance man was drowned Sunday while skindiving off Santa Cruz Island, the coroner's office reported today. A spokesman for the office said Maurice Rothstein of 105 W. 178th St., was swimming off a charter boat with other members of a party from Torrance including his son, Daniel, 20, when he disappeared. Members of the party later found his body on the bottom.”


April 22, 1968 [OPC]: “Wild winds toss boats in Channel. Skipper George Lillard of the Scuba King out of Ventura Marina and Leon Bray, a diving instructor for Marina Divers Supply, teamed up in an act of heroism to rescue a Reseda pair. From a distance Lillard spotted a tiny red object that turned out to be the coat worn by Parn Frances, about 28, astride the bow of a half-sunken craft off Santa Cruz. Douglas Hewitt, about 35, was clinging to an air-filled canister about 200 feet away. Bray swam to them with a line. The dramatic rescue was completed about 3:15 p.m. "If we happened by a few minutes later," Lillard said, they would have been gone—bobbing around in that sea...”