Coroner’s jury ( with its report): We realize that Eugene Williams was at water clinging to a railroad tie, that numerous stones had been tossed because of the white males inside the way, preventing him, from concern about physical damage, from landing, being compelled to keep away in the water that is deep of pond until he circulated his hang on the railroad tie and drowned.
Peter M. Hoffman, Cook County coroner (when you look at the Tribune): There was rocks thrown him, or there would have been a hemorrhage under the skin at him, but none hit.
Harris: we said, “Let’s obtain the lifeguard.” Thus I got a breathing and swam underwater till i got eventually to the area, however got up and ran up to the coastline, which will be an excellent block away. We told the relative mind lifeguard — Butch, they called him — in which he blew a whistle and delivered a motorboat around. He went along side me personally and dove in and went along to the raft. The men remained upon it. They certainly were panic-stricken, nevertheless they kept their attention with this fellow who tossed the rocks. This cop that is colored over the coast beside me. (more…)