Leeds Mercury – Thursday 12 August 1937
Conisborough Councillor Who Saved Two People
An illuminated address was presented to-night, at Conisborough Urban Council meeting, to Mr. Edward Brindley, of Barnborough Street, Denaby, for rescuing a boy, Douglas Gray, from the canal at Mexborough.
Mr. John Humphries, member of the Council, revealed that a brother of his lost his life by drowning in the same place where Brindley performed his plucky deed. Another Councillor, Mr. T. Shephard, mentioned that he himself once rescued two people from drowning in one day, one of the people being another brother of Mr. Humphries.
Brindley, who was stated to have had to extricate Gray from barbed wire which was holding him to the bed of the canal, said he only did his duty, and would do so again.