(This Footnote to History article was printed on page 2 in the December 20, 1965 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal, and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
Better Stick To Reindeer
RATHDRUM, Ireland (AP)—A parachuting Santa Claus was blown into a 10,000-volt power line Sunday, but escaped with burns and a broken arm.
There was a brilliant flash from the power line as Kenneth Conway’s parachute became entangled in the wires. The 22-year-old Dubliner was knocked unconscious and flung 27 feet to the ground.