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1959: Baby Slides Down Coal Chute and Falls Into River (Footnote)

(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 3 of the October 21, 1959 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

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BATH, England (UPI)

Anthony Scarrott, 22 months old, tumbled out of his carriage in front of his house, bounced up and ambled toward the front door.

He walked into a coal chute, fell 11 feet into the collar, got up and tottered toward the door, walked through and tumbled into the River Avon.

Neighbor Vic Waterson spotted Anthony and jumped in to pull him out. Anthony recovered consciousness on the way to the hospital where an examination showed he had received minor bruises.

A baby boy flying into a river.
AI image of a baby boy flying into a river was created using the Bing Image Creator powered by Dall-E. (Note the strange-looking hands and facial features.) 
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