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ROBERTS, John


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    Cambria Freeman, 22 Dec 1911, Contributed by Patty Millich

Lads Drown in Altoona

In company with a dozen other boys, John Roberts and Leo Lockard, each aged 15 years, went skating at Mill Run reservoir, belonging to the Allegheny Water Company and located in the Allegheny Mountains, seven miles west of here. The boys started to skate over the pond which is 25 feet deep when the ice broke suddenly and Roberts fell into the water. When coming to the surface he grabbed hold of the ice and shouted for help. Leo Lockard hurried to his assistance, but before he reached his companion the ice collapsed beneath him and he, too, was precipitated into the water. The other boys, who were on the ice and standing around the edge of the reservoir, were unable to render any assistance. The lads drowned directly in view of their companions.

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