Spokane, WA Fell from Railroad Trestle, May 1936

TUMBLES 40 FEET, BUT WALKS HOME

Jack Ryan, 39, a logger living at the Seattle hotel, walked from the emergency hospital at 6 a. m. today despite[sic] multiple injuries suffered Friday night when he tumbled 40 feet from the Great Northern trestle near the Long Lake Lumber company mill.

Ryan, whom emergency hospital attendants declared was "very intoxicated" broke several ribs in his right side, suffered deep facial cuts and a possible right shoulder fracture in the tumble. After sending the night at the emergency hospital, he insisted on walking home.

Spokane Daily Chronicle, Spokane, WA May 23, 1936