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WINTERS, Alfred - Failed Suicide Attempt (1929)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 2/18/2021 at 11:59:26

Fails in Try at Drowning Self

Alfred Winters Balked in effort to End Life; Changed Mind.

After what was said to be two attempts at suicide by drowning in Willow creek, Alfred Winters, 22, residing at 24 Fifteenth street southeast, finally gave up and returned to his home late Saturday afternoon. Winter's intentions were balked by an unknown rescuer to twice pulled the would-be suicide from the cree. The water in spot chosen by Winters, which was near the bridge on Second street southwest, is said to be about seven feet deep.

After being pulled from the water the first time Winters struggled with his rescuer and again jumped in. The second time he went down twice before being rescued and after arriving on the bank let the scene on the run.

A police officer sent to the Winters home to investigate was questioning Mrs. Winters when Winters arrived at the back door. He declared that some friends had thrown him in the water. No charges were filed against the man.

Source: Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa.) 29 Jul 1929.


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