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(Pkb Press Association.) Hokitika, February 11. Two boyo, Prltoiurd and Mlnahan, aged aboot sixteen, ware drowned while batbiei? m tbo Bat{ near Koaa yosterday. The bodies have not yet been recovered. A youth named Wililam Loohoro, wat nearly drowned whilo bathing ia the Barf ftt Hokltlka yesterday morning. After jwimmtng eomo time he booacao exhausted and Bank, bat was washed 01030 m and dragged ashore. About three hours elapsed before he recovered aoncolouaaeßß, bat he ia all right a^nin now. Oamaru, February 11. A married woman named Mary G.jlllok dhd suddenly on Sauday evening, At an hqaest hold this afternoon it wai shown t^at the woman had been drinking heavily ».ni was stfzad with excessive vomiting on Saturday, and died suddenly on Sauday ulght. Tho medlotl evldenoe was to the effect that doath Was the result of alooholiam. Invbboabgim., Febrnary 11. Mrs Bo ir lea, who waa severely burnt thii morulng by her clothes oatohlng fire, died to-night. She was wife of a son of Air Bowles, stationmaster, Rxngkra. Gbbymouth, February 11. The following particulars are to hand regarding the disaster on Lake Brunner. A party of eighteen went to Mitohall'o accommodation honae at the far Bide of the lake for a ploilo, oa Saturday. In the evening they ornne back m two^.boats. Thete was not a breath of wind. The largest boat contaiued fourteen, inoluding i all the ladloB; the other boat «iz — Joseph Molloy, Thomao Tuokey (drowued), Jeremiah MoOattny, M.0.0., Henry Whitbal, Oaoar Henderaon, John Williams. The cause ,of the acoijent was that Taokey was reaching up to the sail with one foot oa the gunwale, when the boat overturned. Molloy waa seen no more after the capaiz*. Whitnai got bis leg entangled m the ropes, McCarthy, who got hold 1 of the boat tho second time of oomiag up, tried to extricate him, bat he replied, 11 No use, Jerry ; it will not oome,'«' meaning ho could not get loose. He tben bade him good-bye, and asked him to remember him to his son Jaok. When Whitnai was reioaed afterwards he was insensible, and with great difficulty brought to with restoratives. Tuck^y was not seen after the oapafzs. The party were rescued by Mra Mitchell m her own boat. Oat of oompliment to the party she was eaoortlDg the n aoross the lake, and but for hee probably all but McCarthy wonld hava been drowned, i A party has gone up to drag for the bodies. Tb.9 water is about 27ft deep.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2061, 12 February 1889