Fireman Assists in Rescue
George Collins, a fireman of the Lowell, Mass., Fire Department, and Dr. Norman G. Long made a heroic effort to save the life of John McCoy, operator of a traveling crane, who became trapped when the machine was derailed and fell 20 feet, wedging him against an upright. It was necessary for the doctor, working from the top of a fire department ladder, to amputate McCoy’s right arm. At the hospital John W. Gray, driver for Chief James C. Sullivan, of the Lowell Fire Department, donated blood for a transfusion. McCoy lived for six days in St. Joseph’s Hospital, but finally succumbed on February 25.
Salem, Mass., voted to spend $9,000 for a new pumper.