Ref: Town and Country Newspaper
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - July 18, 1903
CARP NEARLY DROWNS FAIR FISHER
Miss Grace REDDINGTON, of Philadelphia, and Miss Bessie GRESH, of Little
Oley, Berks county, narrowly escaped drowning near Boyertown. They were fishing
near the old foundry dam, when Miss REDDINGTON felt a tug at her line and
pulling on it, found she had a monster carp on the hook. Miss GRESH ran to her
assistance, and they got the fish along shore. Just as they were about to land it
Miss REDDINGTON lost her foothold and fell in the pond, followed by Miss GRESH.
Their cries attracted the attention of passersby, who came to their rescue.
The girls, greatly frightened, managed to hold on to the carp, which measured
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