Wright's Point, NY Drowning, May 1908

CRIPPLE DROWNS ON BEACH.

Exhausted by Night of Exposure, Dies in Three Inches of Water.

Left alone on the beach at Wright's Point while his companion foraged for food, James Torier, 24 years old, son of a keeper on Hart's Island, was unable to escape the rising tide yesterday, and was drowned in three inches of water. He was a cripple, and was rendered more helpless by a night of exposure.

The New York Times, New York, NY 31 May 1908