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Olympic diving champion Sammy Lee, 92, reported missing

April 02, 2013|By Alicia Lopez, Times Community News
  • Sammy Lee, two-time Olympic diving champion.
Sammy Lee, two-time Olympic diving champion. (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles…)

Huntington Beach police are asking for help in finding two-time Olympic gold medalist Samuel "Sammy" Lee, 92, who has been missing since Monday.

Lee is described as an Asian man, 4-feet-11 and weighing 122 pounds.

According to a news release, Lee left his Huntington Beach home about 3 p.m. Monday to go swimming at Los Caballeros in Fountain Valley. His family has not heard from him since. He reportedly suffers from dementia and heart problems.

Lee won a goldĀ  medal in the men's platform at the London Games in 1948, becoming the first American of Asian descent to win a gold medal. At 32, he won again at Helsinki in 1952, becoming the oldest diver to win a gold medal.

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