The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 25, 1968 · Page 19
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, February 25, 1968
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THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25. 1968 1 a c d e g 1 9 Ambler Man Drowns In Rescue Effort; Pair Saved in Quarry Ice '- An Ambler man drowned Saturday afternoon trying to rescue a father and daughter who had crashed through the ice while skating in an abandoned stone quarry in Upper i Dublin township, Montgom ery county. The father and daughter were rescued by another passerby. The victim was Charles A. Krell, 51, of 248 E. Park ave., Ambler. His body was brought up four hours after he drowned by James Landis of the Telford Diving Unit. Jake Prins, 40, of 701 Pennsylvania ave., a missionary with the Christian Literature Crusade, rescued the skaters. ON FORBIDDEN ICE They are Charles Nathan, 4S, and Marion, 10, of 8803 Wain- wright rd., Wyndmoor. Both were treated for bruisesr ex posure and shock at Abington Memorial Hospital. Police said tney were "skating where they shouldn't have been" at the Highland ave. quarry, Highland ave. and Farm lane. The quarry is posted, "Warning. Keep Out" and "No Trespassing." Police said they have frequently chased youngsters off the ice there. Krell, a pipefitter, is survived Doomed Deer Slughterswlfe Anne and two J ct. r.TiT r v J Apparently he stopped his car Am ' ' T J' I when he heard the commotion (AP .-The much-disputed ar"aroun(j the quarry at 3:30 P. M. senal deer extermination began Re feU he jce ms Saturday with hired hunters on ;att t to t to the Nathans and the scene. 'drowned. t Witnesses observing from out-i side the 2500-acre fenced-in area 'HIS OWN DOCTOR if ' , I ir X H'C- - p X : x-i"" iV Missionary Jake Prins, who rescued pair from Upper Dublin quarry. Protests Futile Milliliters Set Sights on of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, at nearby Arden Hills, said at least five hunters were roaming the hilly areaj under orders to wipe out the estimated 350 to 375 deer in the herd. PERMIT APPROVED The hunt started under a permit granted by the State Conservation Department five months after Maj. Frederic Van ognized the victim as one of his Gortler, plant commandant,! patients. He and another of ruled that the deer could notlKrell's acquaintances at the stay because they represented; scene, went to KrelPs home to a danger to ammunition truckiinform his family of the tragedy, drivers on the plant grounds. The missionary was in good The shooting ended efforts of 'shape after the rescue and re- a Save-the-Deer committee andjfused medical attention. He was Scuba divers from the Telford unit attempted to recover his body but had to give up because of the depth of the water, which ranges from 20 to 60 feet. Landis, in a deep-sea-diver's suit, took over and brought Krell out at 8 P. M. Montgomery county coroner Dr. John Hoffa, who had been at the scene for several hours, rec- others to move the animals for release in wilderness areas. Attempts to save the deer by firing tranquilizing . darts met with only limited success. Only 27 were captured, and a dozen later died. Victor Casura, of Mounts View, who viewed the hunt through binoculars from a road outside the fence, said two snowmobiles were driven into a grove. ONE DEER SHOT calm when he described his exploits. USES IRON POLE Prins said he was driving by the quarry when he noticed several persons acting excitedly on the shore. He went to the group and then saw three persons "going up and down' in the water about 25' feet away from shore. "I grabbed a 12-foot "iron pole," Prins said, "and walked out In the nennlp whn wpri vpl. v-asura saiu t aeer werei;n!, j wpn1. Hnwn nn mv sfnm. flushed and that one was shot.ach; laid out the pole and took jane ieinaiiom, state conservation Commissioner, said the deer carcasses would be given to a vocational school for use in a meat-cutting course. 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