ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS
A GIRL DROWN i-P. A telegram from Levin states that a- sad accident occurred at Hokio Beach yesterday morning at 10.30. Mr T. Broome, Mrs Broome, their daughter of 11 (of Levin), Mr Carey and Mrs Carey (of Birkenhead. Auckland;, and Phyllis Chapman (of Levin!, while bathing got into a hole. All got ashore except the girl Chapman. Mrs Broome wont to her rescue and got hold of her, but was forced to let go. M: ] Broome then attempted to save, her, but j was soon in difficulties He was rescued by Mr R. Smith. It took about an hour \ to bring Mr Broome round. Meanwhile! the. gill Chapman disappeared. Iho liody j has not been recovered. She was 12 years, j of age. SUICIDE AT HOSPITAL. A Thames telegram states that Charles Brown, ;vj;c<l 50, who came from Hamilton and was working at the Thame.", committed suicide at the hospital last night. He w.is admitted to the institution a weelc ago suffering from delirium tremens, and was progressing well. He tore the bedclothes in his room at the shelter shed into strips, and strangled himself. When discovered he was practically dead, and medical assistance was unavailing. A serious accident is reported from Takapau Tfawke's Bay). A man named Abbott, employed at Takapau station, was riding a horse behind a mob of sheep when the horse .slipped over a steep face and rolled over several times with his rider still in tho saddle. He was seriously injured internally, and was conveyed to the Tokomaru Hospital, where an operation was found to be imperative. The district doctors for 50 miles around were mustered, and tho operation was successfully per- : formed. Margaret Fointon, aged about, 56 years, suddenly collapsed and expired in Willis street, Wellington, on Saturday afternoon, while following her occupation as a newspaper vendor. Heart disease is supposed to be the cause of death. William Lewis Giffen, 18 years of age, was drowned on Saturday afternoon whilst bathing in a gravel pit on the Smrey Park Estate (Southland). Another lad named Donald Eric Barclay attempted to rescued him, but failed. An Auckland message states that Albert, Bazer, 17 years of age. was drowned while bathing in the Puhoi River. An .Invercargill message states that t'im body of an old man was found in the scrub at Springhills. The remains are supposed to he those of William Ackers, an old age pensioner, who has been missing for some time.
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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915