New Hartford, CT Drowning Rescue, Dec 1905


They Had Broken Through the Ice, at New Hartford.

Special to The New York Times.

WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 9.----After a terrible struggle that lasted fifteen minutes in water crested with broken ice, three brothers, Edmund, aged 19, Bennett, 14, and Joseph Moran, 12, of New Hartford, were saved from drawing in the Farmington River in that town late yesterday afternoon through Miss Margaret Corcoran. She was driving, and noticing the three struggling in a hole in the river, whipped up her horse and drove for help.

She returned with William Platt, Chief of the New Hartford Fire Department; Edmund Cadoret, and Mr. Mathin, a blacksmith. She the unblocked the reins and handed them to the men, who went out on the ice as far as they dared and threw the reins to the strugglers. All three got hold of the life line and after their weight had broken a narrow channel ten feet long they were rescued.

The New York Times, New York, NY 10 Dec 1905