Attempted rescue of Janet Russell

MEMO TO: Mr. Victor Hook.

 

EFFORTS OF DALE RUSSELL AND WAYNE BAILEY IN THE
ATTEMPTED RESCUE OF JANET RUSSELL FROM DROWNING

DALE RUSSELL and WAYNE BAILEY were near JANET RUSSELL when she slipped down a steep rock into seven feet of water. Dale went for help while Wayne jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue Janet. Wayne’s efforts, although heroic, were of no avail and exhausted him to so much extent that by the time Mrs. Russell arrived her first efforts were to rescue Wayne.

Both boys’ efforts are very commendable for boys of their ages. Wayne is ten and Dale is nine years old. Each saw the task to perform, which could have saved Janet if the task had been within the ability of boys of their ages.

Merit is due these boys for the heroical task they attempted and the decision to divide their efforts.

R. W. Davis

RWD/ME

August 3, 1949.

Sask. Archives Board, S-A465, C.R.P.Co. Fonds, VIII, 210, R.W.Davis, Personal.