|Canton Observer, April 7, 1977 (enlarge)|
Mrs. Arzadon was unsatisfied with the investigation of the accident, stating that her son was terrified of the river and would never go in the river willingly, and the family hired a private investigator. The officer in charge of the incident, Detective Harvey, summed it up as a simple accident caused by neglect with no malice involved. He suspected that the race of himself and the other boy involved--they were both black--played a part in the Arzadon's mistrust. Both Mr. Arzadon and his son remained mute on the matter. One out of necessity and the other from possible psychological and physical injuries sustained.
MacDiarmid, for his part, was given several citations for bravery.
|Canton Observer, April 14, 1977 (enlarge)|