Woman Is Rescued After Jump Into Canal

by Laurel | October 3rd, 2014

05 September 1937

Holyoke Lyman Street Bridge

Holyoke, Lyman Street Bridge

Holyoke, September 5 — Anna Loveland of 7 Ely Court created a mild sensation at 2 this morning when she hurdled the bridge over the first level canal at Lyman Street. Mrs. Loveland was on her way home with Carleton Farr of 58 Newton Street when she made the jump. She floated downstream instead of sinking and her companion walked along the canal bank side hoping that the swirling current would bring her near enough to shore to grab her.

As Mrs. Loveland neared the Prentiss Wire Mill, half way between Lyman and Dwight Streets, she was carried to the wall of the canal. In the meantime, Frank Borlen of Cordes Court, South Hadley Falls, had telephoned the police and the house officers arrived in time to assist in dragging her from the canal.

She was taken home none the worse for her experience.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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