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Ming, Hans drowning 1929


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/11/2014 at 02:14:18

Ruthven, June 7 - About 25 men this morning were still seeking the body of Hans Ming, 27, Ruthven farmer, who was drowned off Babcock's Point, in Lost Island lake, north of here, about midnight. Ming was standing up in the boat fishing, far out from shore, when he fell out of the boat, according to the story told by a small boy who was with him on the trip. The boy reported that he saw the body of Ming in the water once, then rowed rapidly to shore for help.

When rescuers started for the place where Ming's body was last seen the boy was unable to remember, since it was dark, even the approximate place where Ming went down. This fact made the work of recovering the body the more difficult. This morning the search was still going on. Because of the depth of the water, in the vicinity of 16 feet, a call was sent to Estherville for more equipment. Ming leaves a wife and four children.

~Mason City Globe-Gazette, June 27, 1929


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