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TELEGRAPHIC

Feom Our Special .Correspondent,

By 'Electric Telegraph,

A NARROW ESCAPE

PLUCKY RESCUE FROM DROWNING.

Wangantji, April 23

Mr James McLsod, a welliknown settler, had a narrow escape from drowning in tne Wanganui River yesterday. When riding to the' Taumarunui stock sale, in company with Me3srs Franklin nnd Koscoe Smith, the party entered tho river at what is known as Longford, near the head of" Winter's Island. Mr McLeod and Mr Smith were in advance, the former riding a-tall horse. The animal edged down too far towards the rapids, and then, suddenly missing his footing, rolled over, throwing it 3 rid«r under neath, and treading on his foot. Mr Frank , lin, with splendid pluck and presence of mind, galloped down tho bank of the island and leapt into the river, which went over his head. Ho rose just when Mr MoLeod was wash d down, and was able to steady his horse, grasp his companion and make him hold on to his leg. Though his sa die turned round, he managed to rigot himself and swim to safety, bringing Mr McLeod to the shore in a halE'dazad condition For coolness, courage and horsemxns ip M Franklin's feat would be hard to surpass,

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4390, 24 April 1914

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