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Captain Bell, of the brigantine Enterprise, which arrived at Dunedin yesterday evening, reports the loss of an ordinary seaman named Alfred Julier, youngest son of Captain W. Julier, of Port Chalmers, on July 19, about fifty miles to the southward of Banks Peninsula. At 1 p.m. of that day the wind came out from the S.E , veering to 8.5. E., attended by very heavy squalls and high curling seas. The lad Julier, who wis employed with another man in the riggin;, was seen by Captain Bell to cross from tho starboard to tho port rigging, with the intention of coming down on deck. Captain Bell at the same time was easing oil' the main sheet, and did not notice Juli- r fall from tho port rigging, nor did the man who was working with him. After Captain Bell had hauled the boom taut he noticed Julier's bead about fifty yards away to port ef the vessel. He at once put the helm down and called the mate and other men. The boat's lashings were at once cut, and preparation made to lower her, but a hea\ y ■quail coming on, it was found impossible, as the lives of the men who were to man her would have certainly been lost if she had been put in the water. The vessel was therefore " wore" round without delay, and the mate sent into the rigging to keep the lad in sight; this he did for some time, and suddenly the poor fellow disappeared from view. He was about eighteen years old, aud a very smart young man, Biuch respected by both master and crew.

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LOST AT SEA., Issue 7969, 26 July 1889

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LOST AT SEA. Issue 7969, 26 July 1889

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