Coupeville, WA Boat Capsizes Killing Eight, Jul 1957
BOAT CAPSIZES, DROWNING 8.
Coupeville, Wash. (AP) - Search was resumed today for the bodies of five of eight persons who drowned Saturday when their 16-foot boat capsized in choppy Puget Sound waters.
The eight victims were members of two Seattle families. Three bodies were recovered Saturday evening, only a few hours after the accident.
Positively identified were:
MRS. ADALINE JOHNSON, 33;
her son, WADE ALLEN JOHNSON, 6;
and MRS. ROSALYN GUDMUNDSON, 40.
Missing were the bodies of:
V. A. JOHNSON, 45, husband and father of Adeline and Wade;
LAWRENCE GUDMUNDSON, 50, husband of Mrs. Gudmundson;
and their three children, KENNETH, 16; DENNIS, 12; and LINDA, 4.
Island County sheriff's officers said the eight persons left Camano Island on a fishing trip in Johnson's boat Saturday morning. The bodies were found about 11 hours after the party had left the Camano Island resort.
Chief Deputy Sheriff E. Louis Keller said the boat was "overloaded" and that Puget Sound was choppy most of the day Saturday with winds 20-40 m.p.h. reported.
Albany Democrat-Herald Oregon 1957-07-29