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Red River, AB River Bank Collapses, July 1922

THREE DROWN WHEN RIVER BANK GIVES WAY 80 MILES SOUTH OF HEMARUKA, ALTA

Edmonton, Alta., July 18. -- (CP) -- Three persons met death by drowning when the bank on which they were standing gave way during open air religious services, 80 miles south of Hemaruka, Alta., plunging into the Red River, according to information received here. Hemaruka is 16 miles south of the town of Veteran.
The victims of the drowning were:
NICK ZAPOROZAN, and his wife.
ANNIE ZAPOROZAN, aged 18, their niece.
Eight persons were standing on the bank when it slid riverwards, but five succeeded in escaping from the turbulent waters. The bank of the river had been undermined by recent high waters. The river at this point is 20 feet deep.

Manitoba Free Press Winnipeg 1922-07-19



article | by Dr. Radut