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Apr. 30, 1967
Caucasian Male / 31 yrs. of age
U.S. Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement
Accident - Police
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Apr. 30, 1967
Petty Officer Edgar Culbertson drowned while assisting the Duluth Police Department in a rescue mission to rescue three boys who were stuck on a pier in Lake Superior during a severe thunderstorm.
Officer Culbertson and two other Coast Guard officers tethered themselves to the pier and attempted to reach the boys, but were unable to. As they left the pier a large wave swept Officer Culbertson into the water.
Officer Culbertson had served with the Coast Guard for 14 years. He was survived by his two children.