Thomas H. McCann died saving Alfonso Sekosky from drowning, Portland, Maine, June 29, 1904. McCann, 32, draw tender, jumped from a bridge 25 feet high into Portland Harbor, swam with Alfonso, 8, to a boat, but was too fatigued to get into it himself. He was drowned.
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Thomas H. McCann, 32, of South Portland, Maine, died after saving an 8-year-old boy from drowning at Portland Harbor in Portland, Maine, on June 29, 1904.
McCann was the son of Daniel E. McCann and Annie Flanagan McCann. McCann’s father and his fraternal grandparents emigrated from County Limerick to Portland around 1850.
McCann was employed as the draw tender at the bridge from which he jumped into the Fore River to aid the boy. McCann drowned after swimming with the boy to a boat.
(Edited from information provided by the family.)