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A Mean Thief. [by telegraph.] Auckland, To-day. A sad case of drowning occurred at the Queen Street Wharf on Saturday night. A woman named Letitia Bryant while waiting for the arrival of her husband from Riverhead, fell into the water. Captain Tye, ot the Alexandra ferry steamer, jumped after|her. The woman after struggling for a minute or two sank, and at the same time it, was . policed that f was apparently in a drowning state, .The steamer’s boat had now been lowered, and Captain Smith and his mate put off to the assistance of those in the water. The first he reached was Tye, who when caught was sinking for the last time, and had already sunk some two dr three feet undef water when caught hold of. By this time a man named Rose took of his clothing and jumped into the water from the wharf, and swam to where the woman was last seen, and not being able to see anything of her he dived under water, but was unsuccessful ip finding her. He dived again, and brought the body to the surface. She moved-her arms once or twice and expired. While Rose was in the water his'clothing and Ls or L 6 in the pockets, were, stolen. The bystanders subscribed for a new suit of clothing. It has since transpired that Tye could not swim, and jumped, into the water opn.the impulse of the moment. Mrs Bryant was the wife of a carpenter, and leaves a family of five children.

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A SAD CASE OF DROWNING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882

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A SAD CASE OF DROWNING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 791, 13 November 1882

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