Treasure hunters were reported killed at Oak Island, NS. The Associated Press wrote, “A six-year $200,000 hunt for a legendary pirate treasure has ended in death for Robert Restall, his son and two others. The four men died Tuesday on tiny Oak Island, off Nova Scotia’s south coast. They were overcome by gas in a shaft 27 feet deep, one of about 200 bored by treasure seekers in the past 170 years. Two treasure hunters who escaped from the shaft thought the men were overcome by ‘swamp gas.’ Others theorized that a gasoline pump engine over the mouth of the pit had filled the hole with carbon
monoxide….” (Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (third from right, with pipe) on Oak Island in 1909. Wikipedia Creative Commons).