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 - First Vacation Dip., 2 Druggists Drown PANAMA...
First Vacation Dip., 2 Druggists Drown PANAMA CITY, Fla. (UPI)--Two prominent Kansas City, Mo., druggists drowned in the Gulf of Tuesday while their wives watched from the identified The victims were as Paul F. Brink, 62, and Charles W. Mollenkamp, 47. Both owned drugstores in Kansas Kansas City friends. and were life-long The Brinks' son, James, stationed with the Navy at nearby Pensacola. * * * * AUTHORITIES .said John The two men were swimming Haley, 25, of Birmingham, a quarter of a mile off-shore in j who was on the beach, calm waters when one appar-!the aid of the swimmers entry experienced difficulties.'an'inner tube. He said they His Companion went to his aid drowned within 15 feet and both drowned. * « * * WITNESSES said it was impossible impossible to tell exactly what happened. The tide was going out, but there was no undertow. undertow. The two families arrived hefe Monday night for a two weeks vacation and this was their first swim. tube which he threw to Marion Cough, owner of a beach motel, brought Mollenkamp Mollenkamp to shore. Then with assistance of teenager, he Brink. Efforts to revive them were unsuccessful. an unidentified went back for Ford Foundation

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  1. Independent,
  2. 24 Sep 1958, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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