REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.|1878-01-05|The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke - Welsh Newspapers Online
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REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE. The following cases of saving life, in several of which great gallantry was displayed, have just been investigated by the Royal Humane Society, which has conferred its awards: On the recommendation of I-ord Ernest Bruce the silver medallion was unani- mously voted to M. Felix Labat, a native of Bayonne, for saving life in the following circumstances: On the 4th of August a young Englishman, named Batty, who was residing at the Grand Hotel, Biarritz, went with a friend to bathe. Being entirely ignorant of the strong currents in that part of the const, they were soon carried out into the breaks, and both must have perished if not assist. 3L Labat, who happened to be bathing near the seme place, perceived the danger the young men were in, and at once swam to them and seized and supposed them, one in each hand, for several minutes. T1^D( unfortunately, they became frightened and began to struggle, and, seizing M. Labat, all three sank to- gether. M. Labat, however, who never lost his jre- sence of mind, succeedad in extricating himself, rose to the surface. On recovering his breath be diV, again succeeded in seizing the young men, and in tio positien swam out some 60 yards to sea from the breakers, the current rendering it impossible toreachtbe shore. The lifeboat, which is always stationed near, tteà came to their assistance, but unfortunately struck Bjt. Labat on the shoulder, hurting him very much, kad Mr. Batty on the bead, rendering him insensible, ,ød he was drowned. Eventually M. Labat and the other young man were rescued by the lifeboat, both being in a very exhausted condition. The medallion Waf also voted to Robert Coulson for saving four men from wreck of the schooner John and Thoinis, East Hartlepool, on the 24th altimo. In this case, Coulson, with great bravery, plunged from the rocks into the sea, and swam off to the ship, which bad struck on the rocks at East Bartle- P°°J; He first of all took off 0> his back to the shore a man named Pressey, and ^en returned and took off the mate, B. Messenger he went again, taking a line with him, swam ti the wreck, and placed J. Bulmaa in safety; and f*r ^he 0urth time again swam to the vessel, and reacu^ the captain, J. Harrison. When it is considered tb^ all this Was performed on a very dark night with a )eavy sba, "hich broke over the ship continually, the gtUan" "7 of the act is much enhanced. The society's nedal- hon Was also given to Mrs. Jane Phipps, Miss )ouis& Hardy, and Mr. R. D. J. Bramley, for saving Miss O. D. Johnston, who was in danger of drowning while bathing atSouthsea on the 14th of last august. In this case Mrs. Phipps and Miss Hardy had re UTHed to their machine after bathing, wJlen they heard screams, and perceived a lady strugreliifr i° the water forty yards from the shore. Miss HaWy> with- the least hesitation, at once swam to the r>scue of Johnston, and caught her as she was ajp&f^ly diking for the second time. As in many similar ?aaeai however, Miss Hardy's bravery was nearly cost- 119 her her life, for Miss Johnston clutched her so F .y that they were both on th? P°'nt sinking when Mrs. Phipps reach^ them.. f-hen, even, it required great efforts to reach Jhe shore, as the party were struggling together *or live minutes, and they were in such apparenJ diuver that Mr. Bramley, who was on the <hore and w^iegsed the occurrence, swam to them with &11 clothe on, and soon aftewards they were all placed "1 safety. The medallion was also civento Henry 0n?er for diving into the sea to the rescuJ Wil- Taylor, who was in danger of droning at "J^achee, in June of last year; to Thorn813 j J^rd, a lad of 16, for saving Evelyn C. #yd0 an" ~e*trude A. O. Ward, who were in danger lng in the River Sarnie, Switzerland, on the 13th ^September â and to Albert G. Archer, for$aving An V,,°w, a Chinaman, in Keppel Bay, Sydnef» on 4th of September.

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