Young Girl Loses Life in the Lake
Grimsby Independent, 28 Jun 1945, p. 1,7
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Item Type
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication
28 Jun 1945
Date Of Event
22 June 1945
Personal Name(s)
Jones, Margaret Irene
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Full Text

The first drowning accident of the season claimed the life of Margaret Irene Jones, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones, 27 Robinson street south, at Grimsby Beach late Friday afternoon.

According to Provincial Constable E.G. Hope, who investigated, the young girl was wading out from shore near the Grimsby Beach pier and, when about 40 feet out, stepped into a deep hole. Bernice Byford, 16, of Grimsby Beach, realizing the girl was in difficulties, rushed to her rescue and managed to get her body to shore within a few minutes.

Keith Johnston, 318 Glen Road, Toronto, a former life guard, who is visiting at the beach, immediately started efforts to revive her. Dr. A.F. McIntyre was called.

The Grimsby fire department, (to be continued)

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Young Girl Loses Life in the Lake