The Goldendale Sentinel, Vol. 66, No. 3
Clippings of the Past
"Gen. Gaunt the 10 year old son of Mrs. and Mrs.
A. Gaunt, formerly of this city, but now of Toppenish, was drowned in the Yakima river about two miles from that place on Saturday
evening. He had gone fishing in company with two boys, both smaller than himself, and when they had reached a point near the
bridge, began hunting bait. In reaching for pennywinkles he lost his balance and fell into a pool of water 15 feet deep. The
little fellow was unable to swim, and the only grown person near made his way from the bridge, but being equally unskilled
in the art could render no assistance..."
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