Guy Allen Is Drowned While Swimming In Potomac River. Women Wandering Along River Bank Near Dargan Discover Body of Bakerton Man — Duffey Gives Verdict of Accidental Death.
Guy Allen, 25 year old Bakerton W. Va., man formerly of Washington County, drowned in the Potomac River near Dargan yesterday evening about 6 o’clock while bathing. The body was discovered floating on the water about 10 o’clock last night and was recovered by Daniel Saylor.
Allen had gone in swimming alone, after his uncle, Eugene Myers, had declined an invitation to get in the water with him. Myers, Flora and Isadora Jones were walking along the banks of the river when they saw the body floating. They immediately notified Mr. Saylor who then recovered the body of the dead man.
Acting Coroner Richard Duffey and Deputy Sheriff John S. Goull investigated and gave a verdict of accidental drowning and decided an i[?]est uncessary.
Allen is survived by his wife and two children. He married a girl by the name of Knight, of near Sharpsburg, where he formerly resided.
The man jumped into the water with all his clothes, including shoes, except his shirt. It is the belief of the coroner and the deputy that the garments became water soaked and Allen sank to the river bed.
Funeral announcements will be made later,
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