Ivan Edward Swift died attempting to save Glenn B. Williams from suffocation, Harrison, Idaho, October 8, 1932. Williams, 47, farmer, was overcome by carbon dioxide at the bottom of a well 98 feet deep. Although Swift, 35, farmer, heard Williams call that there was gas in the well and although he was warned by others not to enter before an extra rope had been obtained, Swift had men lower him to the bottom of the well in a bucket on a windlass rope. He untied the rope and then tied it around Williams, and Williams was drawn to the top. The rope was then lowered to Swift, who was raised a few feet. Men at the top then felt his weight drop from the rope. Forty-five minutes later, a man who was securely roped was lowered to the bottom. He tied the windlass rope around Swift, and then was drawn to the top. He was not affected. Swift was drawn out by means of the windlass. Neither he nor Williams could be revived.
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