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Arboating accident, fortunately unattended with serious consequences, occurred in the Lower Harbor yesterday afternoon. Hans Albertson, Harry Pickard, and Henry Pacy, members of the Port Chalmers Naval Artillery, went for a sale in an open boat belonging to the Naval Corps. When near the powder magazine a sudden squall struck the boat and she capsized and sank. The accident was witnessed from the shore, and' a number of boats went to the rescue. Thomas Tunnage, the first on the scene, rescued the men. If it had not been for the timely assistance, in all probability the three men would have been drowned, as they were quite exhausted when rescued, having been in the water for fully a quarter of an hour. Mrs A. Hickey, wife of an employe" of the Napier Harbor Board, was on the Marine Parade yesterday, bathing her feet in the sea, when a strong under-current took her out. P. Emerson and J. M. Hamilton pluckily went to her rescue, going about a couple of hundred yards out. A heavy surf was running at the time. When they brought the woman ashore she was lifeless. Deceased leaves a grown-up family. At the inquest to-day the jury added a rider to the verdict strongly recommending that Emerson and Hamilton should receive recognition by the Royal Humane Society. A body, supposed to be that of P. R. Leahy, a half-caste, who has been missing since the 19th October, was found in the Ruamahanga River, near Greytown North. AUCKLAND, November 17. A body found at Oratia proved to be that of John Halstead, aged forty-four, who left the Costley Homo on the 6th inst. Some injuries are said to be on his throat.

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES., Evening Star, Issue 10473, 17 November 1897

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ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES. Evening Star, Issue 10473, 17 November 1897