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TWO BATHERS DROWNED.

INVERCARGILL, February 20. A distressing fatality occurred at ' Greenhills,. near Bluff, this morning. Lan Galloway, aged 34, drill instructor at the Southland Boys' High, School, and Cyril Soar, aged 17, a pupil, were bathing in the open sea. The latter was carried out of his depth, and Galloway went to his assistance. Both were drowned. The deceased were attending the anniial school picnic. Galloway was a well-known „ gymnast and cricketer, and took part in many public entertainments, i The tragedy occurred on the "back " beach. There was a'heavy under-tow, with the tide going out. There were no life-saving appliances in the vicinity. Some High School boys were swimming near by, and. they noticed Soar in difficulties, and saw him carried seawards. Galloway was a strong swimmer, and had no-difficulty in reaching the youth. He then struggled against the tide with Soar but made no headway, and it was soon apparent that the pair were being washed out to sea. , The rescuer let go of Soar and endeavoured to save himself, but he made little progress, and after a time called for help. A bather named Archer went to his assistance, but he had to let go, and reached the shore exhausted. Slowly the two bodies were carried out to sea and were lost to view. ■At latest advices the bodies had not i been recovered. [ Galloway was very popular in Invercargill, and Soar was a most promising scholar.

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TWO BATHERS DROWNED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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TWO BATHERS DROWNED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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