After you read the transcription below and look at the 4 photos I've included from the Boston Globe, I have a few thoughts about this incident.
|Front Page of Boston Globe - Evening Ed. - Sept 28, 1937|
A search for a second body was made after witnesses expressed the belief that there were two persons in the car when it made its fatal plunge.
Auto Plunge – Continued on Page 10
|Page 10 of Boston Globe - Evening Ed. - Sept 28, 1937|
|Photo on page 10 - Close up - |
Boston Globe Article
Auto Plunge – Continued from the First Page
Those who could get by police lines, stood at vantage points near the bridge, watching in tense excitement the efforts of the rescue crews.
Now that you have read the transcription I can tell you the thoughts that came to mind and I supposed I need to research around the area to figure out why people didn't jump in the water to help him. It was about a 20 foot drop and it was at the end of Sept when it was still warm. Why didn't these onlookers, despite their shock of seeing the incident happen, help him?
Secondly, you cannot always believe what the newspaper says - it mentions that he is a father of three children. Most of our family believes this was an error - not sure if they added this for drama or to get more readers. There is no evidence of any children.