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1965 – Santa Zapped By Power Line (Footnote)

(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.

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