Cleveland, OH Quarry Drownings, July 1925
2 BOYS DROWNED.
THIRD YOUTH NEARLY LOSES LIFE IN ATTEMPTED RESCUE AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, July 25. -- (AP) -- A losing battle with death was waged by a detail of police late today over the bodies of EARL FIELDERS, 15, and HENRY JAUSON, 18, who were drowned in the waters of a shale quarry.
While police, using respiratory methods, attempted to bring life back to the two boys who slipped into the pond, a third youth, AUGUST GIESE, 18, who had plunged to their rescue and also nearly lost his life, looked on.
GIESE told police his two companions had been attempting to catch minnows along the bank of the quarry when he heard JAUSON call for help. GIESE said he saw FIELDERS leap into the water to rescue JAUSON, who had disappeared from sight. Then both boys disappeared, apparently in a death lock.
"I plunged into the water," GIESE said, "and then both boys grabbed me. We went down, but I finally broke their holds."
Fred Duncan hearing the cries for help, rushed to the waters' edge in time to pull GIESE from the water.
The bodies were recovered.
The Lima News Ohio 1925-07-26