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(By Telegraph.—Press Association.)


Two hoys, Bernie Stratford, aged ninp, and Maurice Stratford, aged seven, fell down Scarborough cliff, Sumner, on

Saturday morning and were 'seriously injured. Yesterday Maurice died. He had internal injuries and Bernie severe head injuries. An. operation was necessary in both cases. The older boy is still in a serious condition. They were both unconscious when admitted to the hospital. The boys went Ho Sumner with their father, who had some bricklaying work to do. There they left him to go and amuse themselves alone, and wandered off to the beach. From the beach it is believed they climbed the cliff, a hazardous climb for experienced men. -. After achieving most of the ascent, they slipped and fell to the roadway about • sixty feet below. _When the boys were found they were both bleeding from cuts on the head and face, and were unconscious. They were at once given medical attention and rushed to the hospital. Their father was not located until some time later.

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SIXTY-FOOT FALL. Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 184, 6 August 1934

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