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Two drowning fatalities have occurred in the river at Murwillumbab,' New South Wales, While George Howard was returning from Tweed Heads in a sailing boat on Friday, it eapsizlid near Ciihidsra, and Howard was drowned. Nobody witnessed the fatality. The upturned boat drifting about was tbe first intimation that anything was wrong. The police were informed, and Howard's body was I found floating near M'Adoo's Point. I James McMahon, a well-known and respected farmer at Duraubah, was driving home from Murwillumbab along tbe river bank, and when near Tumbulgum, and at a turn in the road, deceased somehow got too close to Hie edge, with the result that the sulky, driver, and horse were precipitate*! into the water. The alarm was given by some men who were fishing 50 yards away. Several residents were quickJi" on the spot. The horse was drowtietl beiore it could be released, and after searching in the darkness for three hours, McMahon's lifeless body was found floating. Deceased was a brother of Cr. P. McMahon, late president of the Tweed Shire.

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TWO LIVES LOST AT MURWILLUMBAH., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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TWO LIVES LOST AT MURWILLUMBAH. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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