New Rochelle, NY Hudson Park Diving Accident, Jul 1911
Breaks His Neck Diving.
Dared Fate in Same Place His Brother Was Killed Three Years Ago.
Special to The New York Times.
New Rochelle, N.Y., July 4.-At the same spot where his brother, Fred was killed in a similar manner three years ago, Waldorf Miller, 21 years old, of Clinton Avenue, broke his neck by diving from the rocks near the bathing beach at Hudson Park, New Rochelle, last night. Miller and a dozen other members of the Iroquois Social Club of New Rochelle attended a beach party last night, and at his suggestion the young men started for a midnight swim, leaving the young women eating ice cream at the pavilion.
Miller was the firs tin the water, diving from a high rock in spite of the warnings of his friends. When Miller did not appear after the dive, his friends plunged in after him. John Donovan found him on the bottom about 20 feet from where he dived and being carried out toward Long Island Sound by an undercurrent. The unconscious man was carried to the beach and revived. Then it was found that his neck was broken and he was completely paralyzed below that point. Dr. C.C. Guion was summoned and he took Miller to the New Rochelle Hospital.
It was said at the hospital to-night that Miller’s chances of recovery are small.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1911