Youth drowns at Winnetka beach; second in week [Barney Arthur]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Jul 1928, p. 10

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The second drowning within a week in Winnetka occurred at about 2:15 o’clock Monday afternoon when Barney Arthur, 23, of 2532 N. Kildare avenue, Chicago, fell off a raft into eight feet of water near Scott’s pier, 1127 Sheridan road, and was drowned.

Neither Arthur nor his cousin, Arthur Peterson, also of 2532 N. Kildare avenue, Chicago, who was on the raft with him, could swim. Peterson attempted to make a rescue and narrowly escaped drowning himself.

Arthur was brought to the shore by Life Guard Etzbach, of the Maple avenue beach, who made an unsuccessful attempt to revive him by artificial respiration. Dr. Christopher also worked over the victim for one hour and forty minutes and then pronounced him dead.

The body was taken to the Lewis undertaking parlors at 839 Elm street, Winnetka, where a coroner’s inquest was held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. The verdict was “asphyxiation due to accidental drowning.”

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13 Jul 1928
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Arthur, Barney ; Christopher, Dr. ; Etzbach, Life Guard ; Peterson, Arthur
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Youth drowns at Winnetka beach; second in week [Barney Arthur]