Thursday, May 18, 2006

Two Coshocton Boys Drown While Fishermen Watch

May 1912--Two young men, aged 17 and 20, leapt from their sinking boat and drowned in the Muskingum River. According to the Daily Age, at least half a dozen fishermen witnessed the event and no one helped because they believed they were "witnessing a pleasure swim".

The younger of the two victims reportedly had a drowning premonition and refused to board the small boat. He relented due to jeering from his friends and drowned minutes later.


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