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At about 10.30 last night Mr E. J. Green* third officer of the Grasmere, lying at the Dunedin wharf, was walking the deck on ' duty when he heard a man shouting, Running along the .wharf, he-saw someone in the water. On his way to get a lamp he met the Grasiner.-’s carpenter coming with one, so Mr . Green ran for a rope, and, throwing the bight into' the'water, holding the two parts with his hands, he fortunately threw it right round the man, and was thus able to draw him to a point from which he coiild be dragged out by the clothes. The man thus saved from death—for he was evidently in a helpless condition when rescued—proved to be the cook’of the Onyx. In walking down the gangway of the ship he had slipped overheard. Mr Green saw him safely on his own vessel, and she sailed this morning. It will be remembered that a strong wind was blowing last night, and perhaps this caused the accident.

The body of Henry Sheppard, a laborer, was found floating near the Calliope Dock, Auckland. Hia wife had him before the Police Court on the 17th inst., and got a separation order on the ground of persistent cruelty.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10433, 30 September 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 10433, 30 September 1897