ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS
THE FISHING FATALITY.
A P. A. message states that tho following particulars are available concerning the To Horo (Wellington) fatality, by which Mr Herbert Hodge, and lus -son -Alfred lost their lives. it appears that the Alessrs Hodge, who were well-known and well-to-do farmers in the To Hero district, were net fishing in company with Air Udy, of the Wuirarapa, on Alonday evening. -Shortly after 8 o’clock they x-.-orc .-Ua-x-yow; in tho net. Air Idv was on the bench, and the flodges were" up to their necks in the water, as owing to the rapidly-shelving beach tho net had to be, lifted a.<i well as dragged. Air Udy heard a cry, but took it- to be. a signal to haul away from the men, whoso heads lie could see above the water in the gathering gloom. Later on, looking out, to sea, he missed them. Ho called out and rushed to the water's edge, but could seo nothing. He then reported the matter to ■the "police. The beach is known to bn infested with big ground ©harks this summer, and it is thought tho men were attacked and dragged under. 'The body of Herbert Hodge has been recovered. ‘At the inquest a verdict of ‘Accidentally drowned” was returned. MAORI BURNT TO DEATH. A Maori named lhaia Te Aram was found burnt to death in a whare. at To Paraki, 28 miles from Rotorua, yesterday afternoon. Ha was believed to be ICO years old. Hu had been a follower of Te Kooti.—Rotorua telegram. GORED BY A BULL. Thomas E’cclesSeld, an old and highlyrespected settler, was gored by a bail on his farm on Tuesday afternoon. He di&d Later from the injuries received.—Hawera telegram.
Mi- S. I'nwke, who was wireless operator of the ferry steamer Maori, and who is now at the Awarua wireless station, met with a severe accident to his right hand on Now Year’s Day through an explosion. U is feared that amputation of several lingers may be necessary. A bicycle and a. buyyy came into collision at .Mount Roski!!, Auckland, yesterday. The cyclist (i’otcr Wintorbottom) had his collar none broken, and the occupants of the. trap (Mr K. I- Major and a little hoy of three) were, bruised.
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ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS, Evening Star, Issue 15699, 13 January 1915