31 May 1902 Tonawanda News
Left Balloon on a Parachute But Fell a Distance of 800 Feet
Kingston, May 31 – Harry Hicks, an aeronaut, was killed at Kingston Point, a summer resort, yesterday. He had been engaged to make daily balloon ascensions and the afternoon was booked for his first exhibition.
When the balloon had reached an altitude of about 2,000 feet, Hicks commenced the descent by means of a parachute, coming down slowly to about 800 feet above the Hudson river. For some reason Hicks lost his hold and fell, striking head first on a sand bar in the river.
Hicks was a nephew of Charles Kabrick, well known as a balloonist.