Two Rowers, 17, Drowned (4 June 1923)

Two Rowers, 17, Drowned

Girl Makes Effort to Save Youths When Boat Overturns.

Baltimore, Md. June 3–Harry Ledley and John Reese, both 17, members of the Ariel Rowing club, were drowned this afternoon when a rowboat turned over. Three others in the boat were saved. Miss Sadie Keating, a Red Cross worker, made a desperate attempt to save the young men. She jumped overboard, brought both bodies to the shore and gave first aid treatment before pronouncing them dead.

The drownings and several heat prostrations marked a sweltering hot day. It was the second of a heat wave the thermometer registering 90 degrees as against 96 yesterday.

Source: Two Rowers, 17, Drowned, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 4 June 1923, p. 1.

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