TRAGIC DEATH OF FAMOUS : ' SWIMMER.
" Dick " Cavil! Dies of Exhaustion
Whilst Swimmins Seattle Harbour.
(Received March 3, 8.15 a.m.)
NEW YORK, March 2
Richard Cavill died of exhaustion when attempting to swim Seattle harbou*, which is. tnree miles across. The water:-was cold, and a strong wind was blowing. After swimming for an hour and 10 minutes he became unconscious. The doctor who examined him declares that Cavill was literally frozen to death, the circulation being so retarded that his heart stopped.
[This is the second of the famous Cavill brothers to meet death in the element in which they all were so much at home", Percy Cavill, his brother, haying been killed in the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, about 14 years ago. "Dick", Cavill at one time held all tiic world's swimming records, and will be remembered by Canterbury people in connection with his exhibitions j>f swimming during the Christchurch Exhibition:]
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914
SWIMMING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914
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