Friday, May 05, 2006

6 May 1996: The Body of Former CIA Director William Colby is Found


Midnight Canoeist, William Colby.
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Given the fact that Porter Goss resigned from his post as CIA Director yesterday amid rumors of scandal, the mention of William Colby's unfortunate demise seems all the more appropriate, given the proximity in the closeness in nature of the calendar dates.


Via Wikipedia.

On April 27, 1996, Colby died in an apparent boating accident near his home in Rock Point, Maryland. He reportedly did not mention any canoeing plans to his wife, nor was it normal for him to go boating at night.

Colby's body was eventually found, underwater, on May 6, 1996. The lifevest his friends said he usually wore was missing. The body was found 20 yards from the canoe, after the area had been thoroughly searched multiple times. The subsequent inquest found that he died from drowning and hypothermia after collapsing from a heart attack or stroke and falling out of his canoe.

More here.


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