Noreen Anne Harvey died attempting to save Rachel Wright from drowning, Port Severn, Ontario, July 15, 1961. While with his mother, his eight-year-old sister, and Miss Harvey on the bank of an inlet of the MacDonald River, Mrs. Wright’s 4-year-old son fell into the inlet, where the water was 10 feet deep, and was submerged briefly. None of the group could swim. As Mrs. Wright, 38, ran to the water’s edge and jumped in, her son sank and did not reappear. Mrs. Wright was submerged briefly in the cold water and then called for help as her struggles to stay afloat carried her away from the bank. Miss Harvey, 38, factory worker, at once jumped into the water without removing any of her attire. She was submerged briefly and then appeared to be attempting to move toward Mrs. Wright, who was about four feet beyond her. The girl left and notified her father, also a non-swimmer, who was fishing farther downstream. He ran to the inlet and saw Mrs. Wright and Miss Harvey floating inert face downward 30 feet from the bank. Police were summoned and, using a boat, recovered the bodies of Mrs. Wright, her son, and Miss Harvey.
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