Ernest Cunningham 1904
Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/27/2016 at 16:46:45
Dubuque Telegraph Herald, July 10, 1904
BURIED IN DITCH AND LIVES
Iowan Saved From Death By
Foul Air From Sewer
Eldora, Ia., July 10, Ernest Cunningham, while digging a deep sewer ditch this afternoon, was buried under four feet of earth for seventeen minutes and then rescued alive. His face was buried near the sewer pipe in the ditch, and for fifteen minutes he breathed the foul air of the sewer. Two doctors had pronounced the man dead before the earth was removed.
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