Califon, NJ Barking Dog Saves Family from Drowning, Jul 1911


Husband, Attracted to the Shore, Finds Wife and Children in the Water.

Special to The New York Times.

CALIFON, N. J., July 7.--Attracted by the barking of a pet dog on the bank of Hoffman's Lake, near here, early last evening, Isaac Hoffman hurried from his house close by and saw his wife, son, and daughter struggling in the water. Their rowboat had capsized, and Mrs. Hoffman was trying to keep her daughter Ruth and son Amzie on the surface.

Removing coat and shoes, Mr. Hoffman dived into the water and was soon assisting his wife. The dog which gave the alarm followed its master to the rescue.

The New York Times, New York, NY 8 Jul 1911