THREE MEN DROWNED
BY CAPSIZING OP BOAT. JTeh United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, November 28. News of a boating fatality at To Awaite, on the east coast, near Cape Palliser, was received here by telephone this morning. A' surf boat belonging to the steamer Kahu was returning to the vessel with a load of wool from Wiffenford’s Station, when tho engine broke down, and the anchor was dropped. Tho boat swamped in a heavy sea, and three out of the four men in her were drowned—viz., W. Lees's (first mate, aged 30, married at Wellington three months ago), and O’Brien and Patereon (able seamen). The fourth man was rescued by the Kahu’s lifeboat, in charge of Wilson (second snate). *Tho bedi-fts have not been recovered. The Ripple has been ordered from Akitio to proceed to the scene of the disaster.
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THREE MEN DROWNED, Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914