River Still Holds Its Boy Victim

“All efforts to locate the body of Edward Edgell, who met death by drowning in the Ohio river Friday morning, near the Breece plant, in New Boston, had proven useless up until late Saturday afternoon. A searching party worked until late Friday night with drags but failed to locate the body. Dynamite was used in a vain effort to bring the body to the surface Saturday.”

“The unfortunate lad’s mother, Mrs. Mary Edgell of Pittsburgh, was sent a telegram Saturday and she is expected here, Sunday.” 1

  1. River Still Holds Boy Its Victim. (1915, July 28). Portsmouth Valley Sentinel, p. 4.