Harbor Patrol Officer Killed on Catalina Being Called a Hero

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Boats were washed up against the shore in Avalon Harbor on Dec. 31, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The storm that battered Catalina Island earlier this week with fierce winds and rough seas killed at least one man, and he’s being called a hero.

Tim Mitchell was fighting to protect residents and save boats during the storm that “quickly and mercilessly descended upon Avalon,” the city said in a news release.

The 39-year-old was on duty as Harbor Patrol assistant, working from a patrol boat.

“He died as he tried to save the King Neptune,” the city said.

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