Galveston, TX Drownings, May 1934

Three Drown At Galveston

Bodies of Two Men And a Woman Still Unfound

By The Associated Press

Galveston, May 28. – Coast guardsmen searching for the bodies of two men and a woman believed drowned in San Luis Pass at the western end of Galveston Island had found no trace of them tonight.

Names of the trio, missing since a Sunday afternoon swimming party, were given as Mrs. Dean FORREST, 26, employe (sic) of a Houston insurance company; J. C. THOMPSON, 35, Houston oil man and F. H. ETHERIDGE, 40, oil man whose home address is unknown.

A fourth member of the party, whose name was given as Mrs. Sylvia EGGERT of Houston, remained on the beach when the others entered the water. She said that she saw a large wave sweep over her three companions and then never saw them again.

After they disappeared she notified San Luis Pass coast guard station and the search was started. Mrs. EGGERT returned to Houston this morning and notified relatives of Mrs. FORREST of her disappearance.

Big Spring, May 28. – F. H. ETHERIDGE, one of three persons believed to have been drowned yesterday in the gulf, was the son-in-law of Mrs. F. H. GARY of Big Spring. Mrs. GARY was informed of the accident and left at once for San Antonio to be with her daughter. ETHERIDGE is a San Antonio oil man.

Abilene Morning News, Abilene, TX 29 May 1934