Lake Erie has the power to quickly turn an afternoon at the beach into a tragedy.

From the pages of The Geneva Free Press and other resources, here is an impartial list of deaths at the resort:

June 28, 1945: Fred Christy, 32, of West Homestead, Pa.

July 7, 1945: Geneva girls, Patricia Ann Wilson, 10, and Jacqueline Carter, 9, drown off Mapleton Beach in rough water and strong undertow.

July 7, 1945: Bernice Lynch, 21, and Jean Beech, go under the water but are rescued and revived using artificial resuscitation.

July 25, 1958: Larry B. Proctor of Ashtabula, 27, drowned off Korabeck’s Beach after eating lunch.

Also see:

Palmetto Beach drowning, 1961

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