Missoula, MT Drowning, May 1928
MISSOULA YOUTH DROWNS IN DITCH
Missoula, May 26--(AP)--Falling into the Orchard Home Irrigation ditch from a platform on which he was playing, Billy Ratigan, 7, was drowned Saturday evening. The boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ratigan, who farm on the outskirts of the city. His mother saw him fall from the platform, which jutted out over the stream and, though a pulmotor was brought from the city within a few minutes, efforts to revive the youngster were unsuccessful.
Billings Gazette, Billings, MT 27 May 1928