Sherman Pratt Parsons uC., of Detroit, Michigan, was drowned in the Charles river just below the Boylston street bridge about 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. Parsons had gone out from the Weld Boathouse in a compromise. According to a friend he was returning for a heavier boat, and had reached a point about twenty feet off the shore opposite the Weld Boat Club, when in attempting to turn he capsized. The boat was carried down stream by the wind, and as Parsons was a poor swimmer, he was unable to keep himself afloat until aid reached him. The body was recovered by the police after four hours' dragging, and will be sent to his home in Detroit, probably today.
Parsons attended Hamilton College last year, this being his first year at the University. He was 21 years old.