A BRISBANE SENSATION
SAD TERMINATION TO A BOATING CRUISE. '":.'
THREE MEN LOSE THEIR REASON.
THEY AND TWO OTHERS DIE.
FEARFUL PRIVATIONS OF THE SOLE SURVIVOR.
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BRISBANE, September 14. A tragic disaster occurred in Moreton Bay. A party consisting of Fred, William, and Harry Slayson, R. M'Cabe, R, M'Connell, and Arthur Kimber went for a cruise in the 22-footer Zenobia. The yacht was struck by a squall at mid-day on Wednesday last when off Cape Moreton. The sheet 1 got jammed, and the whole of the occupants were thrown into the water. Kimber. swam for the boy Harry Skyman,'nearly sacrificing his own Kfe. in so doing. All the party regained'the boat. The-boy, saying that he-wanted to see-his 'mother, disappeared ! beneath the water. The other occupants lost Heart; The Slayson brothers died in Kimber's arms within ten minutes of each other.: M'Cabe lost his reason and jumped overboard. He was rescued by Kimber, but died shortly afterwards. M'Connell also lost his reason, and struck at Kimber with a pocket-knife. The four occupants were dead by Thursday night. Kimber stuck to the submerged boat, . which drifted towards Double Island, three miles, from the entrance to the Noosa River. Kimber's limbs ..were swollen and sunburnt. He was slightly delirious,, but is now doing well. He clung to the boat all Wednesday, Thursday,; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday without food or drink.
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A BRISBANE SENSATION, Evening Star, Issue 10419, 14 September 1897