Former Fire Chief Dies on Desert

Former Fire Chief Dies on Desert

C. T. Vail, seventy years old, and formerly Chief of the Salt Lake City Fire Department from 1908 to 1910, perished in an unusual accident on the desert near Yuma, Ariz.

He had left Yuma in an automobile intending to go to either Los Angeles or Salt Lake City. The car broke down twenty miles north of Ogilby and Mr. Vail walked twelve miles to a ranch where he obtained food and water, and he was given directions on how to reach town.

Ten days later a ranch hand found a package which had been given to Mr. Vail. A search followed and then the body was found three miles from the ranch house.

A married daughter is said to be the only survivor.

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