Rockville, CT Drowning, Jun 1900


Searching Party Finds His Body After Dragging a String of Lakes.

Rockville, Conn., June 20.—The body of Barney Fynol, 14 years old was found in Adams Mill pond here just before noon today. The lad had been missing since yesterday afternoon. The last seen of the young Fynol was when he returned from school yesterday afternoon. Shortly after reaching home he strolled off and as there was a circus in town nothing was though of his absence at first, but then at eleven he did not return his parents became extremely anxious. It was then learned that he had taken his fishing pole with him.

A searching party was organized and proceeded soon after daylight to a string of lakes, the first of which is Adams Pond. On the bank of the pond was found his fishing pole, and floating on the water was the youngster’s cap. Parties began dragging the lake and at eleven o’clock this morning the searching party with the aid of an iron rake pulled the body to the surface.

New Haven Register, New Haven, CT 20 Jun 1900