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FOUR PERSONS MISSING.

INVERCARGILL, November 14. Yesterday morning Robert Hughes (eraployed by the Corporation), Andrew Aitken (a contractor), accompanied by two youths named Albert Hatch (son of. the former member for Invercargill) and George Hartle (son of a locomotive driver), went down the river to do some work about the channel buoys.in a large boat used for such work. They did not return, but no uneasiness appears to have beon felt. To-day, at low water, J. G. Clare found the boat sunk in 4ft of water. There was no sign of any of the occupants, and as the estuary is surrounded by settlement it is not probable that any escaped, otherwise tidings would have reached town ere this. The police have sent a steam launch to the spot where the boat lies abreast Bushy Point, but it is blowing very stiff, and an effective search is almost impossible. ' ONE OF THE BODIES FOUND.jg INVERCARGILL, November 15. The body of Andrew Aitken, one of the party of four drowned in the estuary on Saturday by the capsizing of a sailing boat, has been found near the spot where the accident occurred. The weather is stormy and dragging operations are suspended.

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FOUR PERSONS MISSING., Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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FOUR PERSONS MISSING. Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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