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Convict Lake Tragedy, 1990

On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, ...

On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, and Long Valley Fire Captain Vidar Anderson sacrificed their lives while attempting a heroic rescue. This plaque is dedicated to those brave men.

 

Here's the Los Angeles Times' original story on the incident: 7 Apparently Drown in Freezing Sierra Lake: Witnesses describe futile efforts to save three teen-agers on a holiday skating party. Four other victims were trying to save them.

 

Below: Convict Lake.

 

 

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