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THREE MEN DROWNED. (PKB FBCSS ASSOCIATION.) OBBX6TOHX7BOH, December 14. The yacht Coquette, whioh left Lyttelton for Akaros, wai wrecked at Pah B»y, near Le Boa's Bay thli afternoon. Her ersw of three were drowned, Collins, a resident In the looallty, saw bor pat back and anohor near the entrance to tbe bay. Soon after, the ie»i began to break over her. At 2 o'olook the hoiited a flig halfmitt, and at 3 began to break op. It wai Impossible to render assistsnod. Thes.s. Mewber« arrived at Lytfcelton to-night, arid reported she had to pot Into Le Bon'i Bay for ahslter. She ascertained that tbe Coquette had been wieoked, and three young men, Raider, Batten, and Hewitt, ■onto! Lytteltoa residents, were drowned. The place where Colllni iiw the yacht anohor wai very untultable, bat it is nppof ed they were uaaoqaalnted with the eoaat. Oollioi nir another yaohtvrhloh lie loppoted h»d escaped, bnt the Mawhera report! that the yacht Dewdrop, also bound for Akaroa, wai ieen drifting leeward without anrone en board She left Lyttel too m charge of two men, one named Barron and another whose name ii suppoied to be Holland. It is not certain whether they are drowned or not. Ohristohubok, December 15? ▲ telegram from Akaroa states that only the Coquette wai wreoked. The other yaohts are iaf e. There Is great exoUement here over the wreck of the yaoht. Percy Nalder, owner of the Coquette, was the eldest son of H, F. Nalder, solicitor, Lyttelton. He had comparatively little experience m taillDg boata. A telegram from Akaroa to-day ■fates that tbe Ooqaette broke up at anohor lest night, off East Head, m the open ocean, Percy Nalder and two young friend* were lost. The wreckage went •way aeawatd. The Fleetwlng and Madge :<w»r<B lying In Ec Bon'a Buy laat nfgbt. "There fa considerable anxiety as to the other yacht ■. Besides the Coquette the other boata that left port for Akaroa, are the Vleetwlng, with R. J. Scott and Robt Dudley on board ; Hard Times (late Daw drop) with J. Durham, Wlllmot, Buokley and* youoger brother of Durham ai the Clew, The open boat, Madge, tailed from Kafepol early m the week with Fair* "weather, hli ion, Jenkins, and G. MoAliiter. On Wedneiday this boat was m Le Bon'i bay, Tbe yaobti Little Wonder and Torpedo, left Lyttelton this morning, but aa the sea hai gone down considerably : h it not thought that there need be any alarm for their safety. Contradictory romori prevail. The general opinion is thai the other yiehts are safe. The tag which left Lyttelton to look for the saining yaoht* has just returned with part of the wreck of the Coquette and newi that the other yaohti are safe. The ci. Akaroa la m Le Bon'i Bay with the yachta fait to her stern. She will iow them to, Akaroa.

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A YACHT WRECKED, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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A YACHT WRECKED Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888