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George Spray

The water passes through the flood gate of the Hobart mill very rapidly, cut into foam by various cross beams and boards that help to render the structure solid. In this vicinity the bathers go to revel in the cool water, but it is very seldom that one dares to go through the gates, as the come-out is very uncertain. A number were bathing there last evening when George Sprary announced his intention to swim through the gates. The crowd scattered over the top to watch his progress and directly he was seen whirling along with the rush of water. About midway he seemed to strike a beam or board, and struggling, sank. Attempts were made to help him, but his body was carried swiftly on and drowned either there or in the deep water beyond. It is supposed that the blow was received on the stomach, taking away his breath and rendering him incapable of further effort. The body was soon recovered by the use of grappling irons. We are informed that this is the seventh death during the history of the mill that has occurred under similar circumstances and conditions.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 20, 1876
Volume Number: 20
Issue Number: 29
Page: 3
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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