Harold Eldridge, 16, lies at his home in Warrensburgh in critical condition and it is feared that he will not recover. He was found by John Burt lying in the snow near the woods back of the Russell place (area near the back of the present-day Oscar's Meats). A gun was lying by his side and he was unable to speak. Burt carried the boy out to the highway where he found help to take him to his home.
Dr. Cunningham examined him and found that he had not been shot but had been overcome by brain fever and meningitis.
His condition has not improved and owing to the exposure to the weather for several hours before he was found, it is believed that he will not recover.