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5-year-old boy drowns in MacArthur Park Lake
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Gulker, Chris
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated June 25, 1979 reads, "The body of a 5-year-old boy was found at the bottom of the lake in MacArthur Park last night by members of the county diving team. The search for the boy, who has not been identified, began when a man called the city fire department and reported seeing a small boy fall off a paddle boat where he had been playing with four or five other youths. The boy managed to return to the surface of the water, but none of his friends could reach him. Fire Capt. John Kirkhorn, left, and fireman Glen Gorgeson drag the lake without success. Later, divers were called in. They found the body in less than an hour."
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Search and rescue operations--California--Los Angeles
Search and rescue boats--California--Los Angeles
Drowning victims--California--Los Angeles
Drowning--California--Los Angeles
Urban lakes--California--Los Angeles
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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