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FATALITY AT LYTTELTON.

SEAMAN DROWNED.

Lyttilton, January 25. A distressing accident occurred at Lyttelton shortly after 10 30 o'clock this morning, resulting in the death of

a seaman named James Green, 18 years of age, who was employed on the steamer Wirral. The Wirral ,wae baing berthed on the west side of No. 6 wharf, and Green was engaged on the after deck looking after one of the hawsers, which, on being subjected to a severe strain, snapped near tbe mooring pile on the wharf, and fell into the water., To prevent it from be ooming entangled in the vessel's propeller. Green caught hold of tbe rope, which by means of a winch was hauled on deck However, the rope snapped, l and without any warning Green was caught in the Cod of rope and dragged through tbe stanchions into the water. The vessel proCHeding slowly at the timp. Green immediately disappeared, and so f*r dragging operations to recover tbe body have been unsuccessful. Later in tbe afternoon a diver went down and released the ropes from the propellors, but he could find no .trace of Green's body.

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FATALITY AT LYTTELTON., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3473, 26 January 1915

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FATALITY AT LYTTELTON. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3473, 26 January 1915

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