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DESPERATE ESCAPE.

PRISONER JUMES OVERBOARD

Melbourne. May 18

Two prisoners named Maroney and Downey, who escaped from Launces ton gaol iri March last were arrested at Albany. Tbey were returning on the steamer Indarra in charge of two coustablep, and when entering the bay Downey complained of illness and left the cabin in charge of" a constable, Moroney and the other constable remaining. \ The door was closed, but not locked, and Maroney dashed out. Tbe constable awoke and chased him round tbe deck. The fugitive snatched a lifebelt and jumped overboard. In Jbe meantime Downey made a desperate attempt to escape, but was overpowered and handcuffed. The steamer was stopped, and tbe sea in tbe vicinity unavailingly searched. The jump was made four miles from land, and it is' believed Maroney was drowned.

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DESPERATE ESCAPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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DESPERATE ESCAPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914

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