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1946 - Youth On High School Outing Dies As Canoe Overturns On Lake

Tragedy overtook an outing of 26 Maplewood high school students at McCrossen lake near Waupaca last Saturday morning when one of the party, RICHARD KERSCHER, 17, only son of Mrs. Celia Kerscher, of Maplewood, Door county, was drowned when a canoe overturned.

Sheriff Arthur Hewitt recovered the body about two hours after the accident, in over 50 feet of water. Another boy in the same canoe was picked up by a motorboat, but efforts to reach young Kerscher in time to save his life were in vain.

Roy Koss, agriculture teacher, was in charge of the student outing.

Clintonville Tribune-Gazette

Clintonville, Wisconsin

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