Man drowned at the Beach
Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1925, p. 1
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication
2 Sep 1925
Date Of Event
30 Aug 1925
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Pedley, Harry
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Suffering a seizure of the heart, it is believed, five minutes after he entered the waters of the lake near Grimsby Beach on Sunday, Harry Pedley, young married man of 127 Wallace avenue, Toronto, succumbed two hours later.

With his wife, their young child, and a friend, J. Reid, 122 West Lodge, Toronto, Mr. Pedley, who was 24 years of age, came to Grimsby Beach two or three days ago for a short visit. At noon Sunday the two men decided to go bathing in the lake. They had been in the water but a few minutes when Mr. Pedley gave a cry and was seen to be in distress. He sank beneath the surface near the pier. Another young swimmer succeeded in getting the body to the wharf within a minute or two.

Mr. Pedley was still alive, but appeared to be unconscious. Dr. R.A. Alexander was summoned, and Dr. Murray of Toronto was also present, and every effort was made to resuscitate him. A call was sent to the Hamilton fire department for a pulmotor, and Chief James, with Captain Cunliffe, first-aid expert of the department, hurried to Grimsby. The chief's car reached here within 40 minutes. His rescuers worked over Mr. Pedley for another hour, but without avail.

He is said to have been a good swimmer.

County Constable J.O. Konkle took charge of the remains, and had the body removed to G.A. Payne & Son's parlors at Grimsby. An inquest was deemed unnecessary.

The funeral will take place tomorrow, Thursday, to Queen's Lawn Cemetery, and will be private.

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Man drowned at the Beach