Indiana, Frank Dunlap Drowning


Frank Dunlap, aged 19 years, a son of Mr. Wm. Dunlap the well known saw-miller, was drowned while bathing in the river between 8 and 9 o'clock Saturday evening.

The ill-fated youth and two other young men named Joshua Cravens and Judson McKain crossed the river in a skiff from Cosby's saw mill to go in bathing on the opposite side. It being a retired place, they were quite hilarious in their aqueous exercises, during which young Dunlap, who was out farther in the stream than the others, began to call to his companions for help.

Thinking he was feigning peril they were tardy in going to his rescue. Mr. McKain, when he realized the danger, hastily swam out to him, but before he could reach the drowning youth, he went under, with one hand extended above his head, and sank from sight entirely.

The other two men with sad hearts, bore the news to his parents who were almost crushed by the awful blow. Word was immediately sent to Mr. Walker Jenkins and other fishermen, who repaired to the spot and dragged the seine for the body, but without success. Yesterday morning the search was resumed with a long trot-line, strung with hooks, and while Mr. S. Fox was dragging it a large stone attached to the end of the line caught under the boys arm and the body was brought to shore.

The remains were taken to the residence of Mr. Dunlap, on lower Main Cross, where Coroner Mathews held an inquest, which resulted in a verdict corresponding to the facts given above. Frank Dunlap was a studious young man, and held the position of fireman at Crosby's mill.

His parents, who are deeply afflicted by his sad demise, have the sympathy of the community. The funeral took place this morning at 9 o'clock from his parents residence.