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■if the Coast Defence Fnnv. stationed ,ii Kort Ballance. Wellington, had a narrow escape from drowning in t hr- entrance I" the 'harbor off Karaka Bay late on Thirsday afternoon. They were in an open boat, returning from a sail to Rona, Bay, when the craft/ way upset by a .sudden squall and the men were, thrown into the water about a mile from the Karaka Bay Wharf., Both men could swim, and the accident was witnessed from the shore. Two boys, named Brodie and .Doughty, at once put off in a dinghv, and soon afterwards a larger boat, with three. Coast Defence men, Messrs Wolland, Duck, and Smith, put off to the rescue. When the boys reached the scene of the accident both men were in an exhausted condition, clinging to the upturned boat. They -were picked up by the boys, who had displayed commendable, pluck, as a nasty sea was running. As the dinghy was somewhat overweighted one was transferred into the Coast .Defence boat. On arrival at Karaka Bay they were taken to one. of the residences, and soon afterwards recovered from their highly unpleasant experience. ' " You may be the stronger," said the specklod trout, n.s the fisherman dropped him into the basket, "but 1 will nevertheless maintain, that you can't knock the spots oft

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915