Wellesley, MA Gravel Pit Accident, Nov 1959

2 Boys Perish In Gravel Pit

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Two young playmates perished yesterday when they were accidentally buried in a gravel pit opposite Wellesley College.

The victims were MARK KETCHUM, 12, one of three children in his family, and HAROLD ADAMS, JR., also 12, an only child.

Police Chief Robert P. MacBEY, summoned by a playmate of the two victims, said that when he arrived at the scene three small, weeping boys were trying to reach the pair by digging frantically with their hands.

The bodies of the two boys were found upright side-by-side under three feet of sand.

A contractor estimated 30 tons of sand had shifted while the boys were digging a tunnel.

The Corpus Christi Times Texas 1959-11-16