Three Boys Rescued From Death in River

by Laurel | February 1st, 2013

11 May 1932

Holyoke, May 10 — Three youngsters were rescued from the Connecticut River last night by a trio of boys who heard their cries for help. The rescued boys were Edward Kennedy of 20 Highland Avenue and Robert Butler of 49 Taylor Street. The lads had been canoeing and when the boat turned over about 50 feet from shore near Jones point they were unable to swim to shore.

Clinging to the sides of the overturned canoe they yelled for help. A group of boys playing ball in the field at the point hear their cries. Led by Harold Calkins of 64 Nonotuck Street, a former swimming star of Holyoke High School, Howard Dibble, Jr., of 94 Nonotuck Street and Max Zyrn of 122 Pearl Street went to the aid of the youngsters.

Drenched and cold from the water the youngsters were bundled home immediately by theor rescuers. today it was reported that they experienced no ill effects from their experience.

–Adapted from The Springfield Republican.


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