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Two children rescued from a train accident

Date: May. 14 1982 | Identifier: 753.7
A black and white photograph of a woman identified as the grandmother of Shaniena Tampakov holding the child, at left, and Patricia Adkins holding her daughter, Samantha. Rescue chief John Julian, at center, heads for the ambulance. The photo was originally published in The Havelock Progress accompanying an article about a train accident. The article tells how two young children, Samantha and Shaniena Tompakov, were nearly killed while playing on the railroad tracks but were saved by the quick thinking of the train’s front end brakeman, Joe Dunn. The youngest child, who was in the middle of the tracks, was ordered to lie down so that she went under the train, while the other child was next to the tracks and escaped with minor injuries. more...