The earliest reports said, the river. Later they said the ocean. Then they said the harbour, and the last report is the Gulf! Oh well.
Also, there seem to be varying descriptions of the distance down the embankment. Some reports said 75 feet.
Apparently the boys were told by John Morris to leap from the vehicle into the water. One of the boys climbed! that embankment and flagged down a vehicle. It was unfortunate that it took several hours to retrieve John Morris' body. One of the boys stayed in the hospital overnight suffering from severe hypothermia.
That's as much as I know right now.
There have been many accolades praising this quiet man. I hope we all will remember how important it is to just be "nice". That's the legacy that John Morris Rankin leaves in the minds and hearts of all who have listened to the music he, his family and friends played.
R.I.P. John Morris Rankin