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SWAM FOR LIVES

THREE SYDNEY MEN ———— ■ I Through Stormy Seas From Derelict Launch N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 1.-30 p.m. SYDNEY, this. day. After drifting all night in tempestuous seas a Sydney doctor, and two friends . abandoned their launch and swam one mile to safety early yesterday morning, close to the spot where five young Sydney doctors lost their lives when their launch foundered on May 16. The three men are Dr. Malcolm Stanley, 24, surgical registrar at Sydney University, Mr. Ernest Sydney Burroughs, 33, a Sydney accountant, and Mr. Ronald Edgar Ogden, a furniture manufacturer. When the men were fishing on a drift off the mouth of the Hawkesbury River they were unable to start the engine, and after sending out S.O.S. signals in Morse, with a powerful headlight on the launch, they were carried away from the land. , , At daylight they found they had drifted close to the entrance of the Hawkesbury River. The men th.en decided to "swim for it." , The Weather Bureau has issued cyclone warnings to shipping along the New South Wales coast.

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SWAM FOR LIVES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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SWAM FOR LIVES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 167, 17 July 1945

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