New York Fireman’s Death Plunge
GENERAL NEWS FEATURES
Lieutenant Thomas Mitchell fell through the slide-hole in the quarters of Hook and Ladder Company No. 22, at No. 766 Amsterdam avenue. New York, and sustained injuries from which he soon died. It was Mitchell’s duty to go over to the quarters of Engine Company No. 76, in West One Hundred and Second street, at 7 o’clock each morning and relieve a lieutenant on duty there. He arose as usual and a few moments later Captain Patrick Giehan and other firemen in the quarters were aroused by a crash and groans. On the main floor they found Mitchell. Firemen summoned an ambulance and Mitchell was taken to the hospital. He died a few minutes after reaching there. He had been with the Fire Department 23 years. He lived with his wife, their son, Thomas, and their daughter, Elizabeth, at No. 118 West One Hundred and First street, Thomas is a fireman. It is supposed that Mitchell missed his hold on the pole.