Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa Volume 166
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...passed from under them beyond their reach. Thomas 1P' F parently had a secure hold on the tree; while deceased, for a time, held on to Thomas, the latter assisting him by holding onto his coat collar. Ruggenberg and Reynolds, who remained on the island, observing their peril, went to the opposite site of the island for the other boat, which they dragged to the channel between the island and the gorge; but, on account of the swiftness of the water, were unable to launch the same or render any assistance to the parties. In the meantime, Rommel had loosed his hold upon Thomas, and drifted down stream to a point where his body was later found. Several hours later, a young man, who was an experienced boatlnan, rescued Thomas from the tree, and took him to the island, where the parties remained until the following morning, when they returned to the shore from which they started the day before. The young man who rescued Thomas brought with him some ropes, one of which he attached to the boat, and the same was held by the men on the island, while he crossed the channel to a point near where Thomas was, and threw a trot-line, attached to a rope, to him, who tied the end of the rope to the tree, and by the use thereof reached the boat. In returning, the oars were not used, and the party in chargeiof the boat pulled it ashore by holding to the rope, one end of which was fastened on the shore, and the other to the tree l'rom which Thomas had been rescued. Reynolds and Ruggenberg both declined to cross the channel from the island to the gorge, evidently on account of the dangerous appearance thereof; and there was some evidence that Mr. Rommel stated, before going to the river, that it Was a useless and dangerous undertaking to attempt to destroy the...
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