Survivor Profile: Paul McCann

Paul McCann survived the mass suicide in Jonestown in due to being in Georgetown seeing a movie with Russell Banks and Guy Mitchell. Banks said about their arrival back to their house, “We were totally, totally amazed.” It Banks also recalled that they were cut off from connection with Jonestown and did not know what was going on for hours. While in Guyana, McCann was on the transportation crew, specifically unloading the trucks.

McCann passed away in July of 2010.

McCann Family Tree


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Paul McCann – A Remembrance

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