Thursday, August 9, 1934
Fisherman Fell Over Rail and Was Drowned
Lost Balance While Craft Was Discharging Fare Yesterday
Lewis Enslow, 33 years, married, of East
Boston, fell over the rail of sch. Killarney, docked at
Gorton-Pew Cold Storage wharf yesterday afternoon, and was drowned. He was a member of the
crew of the craft which is commanded by Capt. Alvin V. Williams of this
city. Firemen worked over the body after it was recovered for over an hour without
success. Enslow had been in the water for 20 minutes before his body was
The Killarney arrived from the
banks Tuesday afternoon with a large fare of fresh fish for the Cold Storage. Capt. Williams
men were engaged in discharging the fare when abut 2.30 oclock, Enslow,
who had been seated on the rail, lost his balance, threw up his hands and fell backwards
into the water between the boat and the dock. He failed to come to the surface.
Joseph D. Albert of 3 Allen street and Kenneth
Trask, a shipmate of the victim, dove for him but were unable to secure the body.
Russell Blackburn was more successful, however, and brought it to the
surface by means of a jig-hook and aided by others brought the victim to the deck of the Killarney.
Capt. John Anderson and Firemen Eugene
Robishaw, Bub Nichols, Frank W. Stockbridge, George Davis and Arthur
Dodge responded in the rescue squad car from Central Fire station, and applied
the prone method of resuscitation in conjunction with the pulmotor, but to no avail. Dr. Morris
H. Pett also assisted. Dr. Ira B. Hull, medical examiner,
pronounced death due to accidental drowning.