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A Gallant Rescue.

Says the Liverpool ' Daily Post' of August 3:—"On the afternoon of the 2nd August, shortly after'the arrival of the Teutonic, there happened a thrilling incident, breathlessly'watched by thousands of people thronging the yachts and steamers round the anchorage at Portsmouth. Mr Ismay, of Messrs Ismay, Imrie, and Co., {he owners of the White Star line, with characteristic thoughtfulness and kindness, had invited the boys of the Indefatigable trailing ship, stationed at Liverpool, to accompany the Teutonic on her round trip. News of their arrival reached the training ship Inflexible at Portsmouth. Her sailing brig was manned, and the boys put off to pay a visit to their Liverpool com- j raden. As the brig rounded the steamer, the boys were piped'up to man the yards. The officer was standing by the wheel with an opera glass scanning the crowd on the Teutonic. A gust of wind sent the boom of the mainaail round, and swept him into the sea. A strong tide was'running, and the man was carried along past ' the Teutonic. Mr M'Kinstry, first officer, was standing on the turtle back of the steamer. Throwing off bis coat, ho leaped into the sea, a distance of nearly thirfjtf feet. * The man had by this time succeeded in reaching a' life belt thrown over, bnt, hurt with the blow from the boom, and his strength exhausted, he was sinking when Mr M'Kinstry reached him, and with great skill supported him till the boats launched simultaneously from the brig and steamer arrived and picked up the two. Meanwhile there was tremendous excitement on the crowded decks of the Teutonic. Officers, crew, and gueststhronged to the side, awaiting the return of the boat, and as she came alongside, with Mr M'Kinstry sitting in the stern, he was hailed with repeated cheers, the band of the Indefatigable striking up 'See, the conquering hero comes.' When tlie rescued ntan had been restored to his messmates, the brig sailed round the steamer, fhe boys manning the yards; and lustily cheering the gallant Mr M'Kinstry. This is the second life he has saved within a year, holding the Humane Society's medal for a life saved last October in Plymouth Harbor. Mr M'Kinstry was well known in New Zealand, when in the lonic, as second officer. He is a Conway boy, and a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve."

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A Gallant Rescue., Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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A Gallant Rescue. Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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