Wo regret to announce that Mr. Arthur Brittan, the second son of Mr. Joseph Brittan, was accidentally drowned in tho Avon whilo bathing, -on Wednesday -morning. It appears that the young man was learning to swim, .and that he got out of his depth in a 'deep part of the jriver, much encumbered with water cress. Ho sank; here, and the body was not recovered for upwards of half an hour, when life was quite extinct.
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Lyttelton Times, Lyttelton Times, Volume XVII, Issue 955, 4 January 1862
Lyttelton Times Lyttelton Times, Volume XVII, Issue 955, 4 January 1862
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