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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.

Thomas Beale was thrown from a horse while out riding near Pelichet Bay yesterday, and sustained a fracture of the left leg. James Pollock, injured about a week ago by falling over the balustrade at Watson's Hotel, has now recovered consciousness, and is supposed to be doing well. The «Mataura Ensign' reports that on Friday morning the body of Alexander Mitchell was recovered in the Wyndham River, having been found a. short distance below the ford, lying in a deep hole. The body was'in no way bruised, and it is evident that Mr Mitchell, who oould not swim, must have been seized with cramp, as the body was found lying a short distance from the bank of the stream. About two years ago deceased's brother, Mr Robert Mitchell, was almost drowned under similar conditions at the upper ford.

Young Kong Shong did'not perish in the Manuherikia. According to the ' Dun3tan Times,' when he got on the "railing of the bridge and asked the boy to call««One, two, three !" he made a leap over the side, but instead of diving into the fiver he simply swung on to a wire rope and slid down. The boy became frightened, and ran home atd told his friends that Kong Shong had jumped over the bridge and was drowned, thinking of course that such was.the case. Search was made all the wjfeek for the body, and a reward of £5 offered for its recovery. Shong went on a pedestrian tour after his escapade, and the minds of his relatives have been relieved of further anxiety by the discovery of the supposed deceased one, alive and well, at Matakanui. ;-

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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