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Lake Hopatcong, NJ Drowning, Jul 1908

DROWNS IN LAKE HOPATCONG.

New York Youth Falls from a Canoe---Two Companions Escape.

WILLIAM RICHARDS, 19 years old, of 505 West Forty-ninth Street, was drowned yesterday about twenty-five feet off the Ithanell dock, River Styx, at Lake Hopatcong, N. J.

Young RICHARDS, who was a plumber's assistant by trade, was spending a vacation at Kamp Krow of White Lake.

The boys were out canoeing. The canoe was capsized by the swell of a passing launch. RICHARDS could not swim and sank almost immediately. Greiner and Kaum worked the canoe ashore and scrambled out of the water.

The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jul 1908



article | by Dr. Radut