Niagara Falls, ON Drowning Rescue, Aug 1921


Girl of 15 Rescues Sisters Half Mile Above Niagara Falls.

NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Aug. 12. - Fifteen-year-old Phyllis Perry of Chippewa, Ontario, rescued Wilma and Cora Baldry, 17 and 12 years old, respectively, daughters of City Market Clerk C. J. Baldry of Niagara Falls, Ontario, from drowning this afternoon a half mile above the falls.

Wilma was overcome while swimming, and was going down for the second time when her younger sister went to the rescue. She was being dragged down with her sister when Miss Perry dived from Navy Island, where the girls were campers, and brought the sisters to shore.

The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Aug 1921