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 - Seriously Hurt In River Fall Boy, 10, Rescued...
Seriously Hurt In River Fall Boy, 10, Rescued After Drop From 4th Avenue Railroad Trestle Darryle Downing, 10, 214 Pease Ct., was rescued from Rock River about 6 p.m. Wednesday after he fell from the 20-foot high railroad trestle south of the Fourth Avenue bridge. He was taken to the home of iiis parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Downing and later removed to Mercy Hospital where it was found he had suffered rather serious internal injuii-es. . Darryle's cries for help were first heard by Richard Brieske, 125 N. Washington St., foreman of the Blodgett Mill. Brieske was in-| specting the river bank at the time. He told police DarryJe was striBtched out along a soaked drift log wedged about mid-river on the south side of the trestle. Brieske called to two men on the bank, and they went to the trestle above the boy. One of the men, still unidentified, lowered himself off the trestle and climbed down a cross-beam to the water level. Darryle, who was stunned, scooted up the log to where the man could get hold of his collar. The man then helped Darryie up the slanting cross brace until Brieske and the other unidentified rescuer could get hold of his hand. The two men on the trestle pulled, him up by holding onto the railroad tracks. Darryle told his rescuers he had been walking his bicycle across the trestle when he stumbled over railroad spikes which stick up four inches on both sides of the trestle. As the boy stared to walk home, Brieske noticed the boy's stomach was swollen. Brieske drove the youth to his home and called an ambulance. A crew from the Blodgett MUl fished the youth's bicycle out of about six feet of water. be 12 or he ' iio of holding

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 05 Sep 1957, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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