Clifford Monroe Dickinson died attempting to save Edward J. Koelsch from drowning, Comstocks Bridge, Connecticut, June 29, 1935. While wading in the Salmon River, Edward, 9, stepped into a deep pool opposite the mouth of Blackledge Brook. A circular eddy moved within three feet of the bank. Dickinson, 38, insurance adjustor, who wore heavy clothing and hip-length rubber boots and carried a basket of fish over his shoulder, waded from the bank, swam 10 to 15 feet toward Edward, pushed him four feet toward the bank, and then became submerged. He rose and again sank. A man waded from the bank and extended a fishing pole toward Edward. Fearing to step into the deep pool, he dropped the pole and returned to the bank. Edward paddled briefly with his hands and then sank. He and Dickinson were drowned.
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