Crew Launch Rescues Man From Depths of Charles
A Charles River rescue with all the suspense and agony of a Hollywood epic, was carried out Wednesday afternoon by passengers in the Crew launch, returning from a Varsity time trial.
As the boat was puttering past the subway bridge, a man attempting suicide leaped from the causeway into the water, and the occupants of the launch hurried to try and snatch him from the depths. After William J. Bingham, Director of Athletics, lost hold of the man, and a rope thrown from the bridge fell too short, the water-soaked victim went under twice. But William Atchley '43, assistant crew manager, pulled him not the best before he sank for the third time, and the shivering death-defler was taken to the Municipal District Commission.