June Gloom

Remembering the lives of Sean "Donnkie" Mansfield and Gunther Jose Frank, two Northwest locals recently lost at sea

Updated: June 25, 2009, 1:43 PM ET
By Blair Habenicht

In the turbulent dark morning hours of June 5th, two of Bellingham, Washington's most vivid personalities, Sean "Donnkie" Mansfield and Gunther Jose Frank were lost at sea. They attempted a swim to shore in the cold waters of the Puget Sound, after their 17-foot sailboat capsized under the pressure of the weather. The sudden and mysterious loss of these two friends is a devastation to the local community, to many people around the country, and beyond.

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