DIVER SPLITS SKULL ON CREEK BOTTOM
A broken neck, a possible skull fracture and at least temporary paralysis of the legs and arms was sustained yesterday afternoon by G. W. [sic] Drury, 17, as the result of a dive into South Silver Creek near the entrance to the Silver Falls recreational area.
Drury dived from the bridge, about six feet from the water, and hit his head on the bottom, according to C. M. Charlton, city first aid car officer. A CCC doctor attended Drury when first pulled from the water, and telephoned for Salem's first aid car. He did not wish to risk moving the injured boy without proper equipment. The injured boy was brought to the Deaconess hospital here.
Oregon Statesman 21 July 1938 1:7
Charles Drury, at a local hospital July 20, aged 17 years. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Drury of Sublimity; brothers, Jess and Wilber; sisters, Mrs. Rachel Jones of Dorris, Calif.; Mrs. Elva Eades of Klamath Falls and Mrs. Mary Drury of Portland; grandmother, Mrs. Amelia Hiatt of Union and grandfather, G. W. Drury of Baker. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from Clough-Barrick chapel. Interment IOOF cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 22 July 1938 9:1