Boy Drowns While Playing; Non-Swimmer
MANITOWOC—After searching for about two hours, a scuba diver from the Manitowoc Sheriff’ Dept. recovered the body of 12-year-old Daniel Louis Lambries of 3617 Custer St., Manitowoc, Tuesday from the Manitowoc River in 25 feet of water about 50 reet below the dam.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis S. Lambries had been playing with James Pike of 953 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, above the dam in the river. The Lambries boy, who was unable to swim, was using a board which was carried over the dam by the water.
According to a police report, the Pike boy said the board caught on the bottom portion of the dam. Lambries attempted to retrieve the board when he panicked in the water below the dam, a short distance off the north bank.
Pike said he attempted to pull Lambries out of the water but lost hold of the boy who disappeared in the water. Pike then swam across the river, ran to a house and police were called. Scuba divers Eugene Springstube and Jack Spevacek were at the scene. Springstube, who is a jailer for the County Sheriff’s Dept., recovered the body.
The Lambries boy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Manitowoc County coroner, Dr. Theodore Teitgen.
The Manitowoc Fire Dept. stayed on the scene for two and one-half hours and during this time administered 100 pounds of oxygen to the victim’s father who passed out during the search for his son’s body. Representatives from the City Police and County Traffic Depts. were also at the scene.
Born in 1956
Daniel was born March 23, 1956, at Manitowoc, son of Louis S. and Sally M. Wollard Lambries and would have been a seventh grader at Washington Junior High School this fall.
Besides his parents, he is survived by six sisters (names omitted for privacy).
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.
Friends may call at the funeral home this Wednesday evening where at 8 o’clock the Rosary will be recited.
Manitowoc Herald Times, August 7, 1968 P. 12
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