Chippewa Lake, MI Drowning By Fish, July 1907

DROWNED BY A FISH.

FIFTEEN-POUND PICKEREL UPSETS BOAT, THROWING OUT OCCUPANTS.

Detroit, July 6. -- After hooking a 15-pound pickerel MRS. GEORGE CUTLER and CHARLES T. CHAMBERS, both of Ionia, Mich., lost their lives in Chippewa lake in attempting to land the fish. The pickerel was hooked upon a trolling line and running under the keel upset the boat, throwing CHAMBERS and MRS. CUTLER into the water, drowning them.
Searching parties with grappling irons brought the fish to the surface dead and still attached to the hook. The bodies of CHAMBERS and MRS. CUTLER have not as yet been found.
The drowned woman was spending a vacation with her father and young son at Chippewa lake. CHAMBERS is a neighbor of the CUTLERS at Ionia.

The Indiana Progress Pennsylvania 1907-07-17