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DROWNED AT THE FORYD.

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DROWNED AT THE FORYD. Mr Wm. Davies, coroner, held an inquest at the Foryd Harbour Hotel, on Monday evening, touching the death of a man who had been found drowned on the previous day. The jury was con- stituted all fo. lows -Messrs Abel Jones (foreman), Phi lip Davy, Richard Powell, Fredk. Hughes, William Rober's (White Lion), John Jones, Aquarium Street, Edward Jones, West Parade, Wm. Williams, David Jones, James Brown, Charles Cooke, John Ed. Jones, Isaac Davies, Robert Evans, Robert Roberts, and Fredk. George. Thomas Abbott was the first witness called, and who said that he lived at 15, Bedford Street, Rhyl, and was a labourer. He bad seen the body the jury bad now viewed, which he identified as the body of George Thomas, who lived the other side of St George. It was about ten years ago since he saw him last, and to the best of his belief it was the body of George Thomas. When they were making the reservoir at Llannefydd, deceased was the ganger over them. By the Foreman He should think the deceased was about 50 years of age. David Evans, a boy, son of Isaac Evans, painter, 11 Gronant Street, said that on Sunday afternoon about a quarter to four he saw the deceased com- ing underneath the Foryd bridge. They were catching crabs when they saw the deceased going over the rocks under the bridge. Witness and his cousin went towards the deceased, as they thought he was ca'ching fish. The deceased then put his hands in his pocket and threw himself in the water and the tide washed him down. Witness then shouted for help," in response to which a boy and a man came from off the bridge. When they got to them they saw the body just sinking A boy then came to them from the steamer Fawn," and one of the men sent the boy for some grappling irons. By the Foreman The deceased never spoke nor shouted, but threw himself in sideways. They were not very far away, and he appeared quite sober. Witness did not see him get over the rail- ings but his cousin said he saw him. Horace Evanp, son of Roger Evans, chemist, 157, Great Homer Street, Liverpool, said that on Sunday afternoon, he and the last witness went under the Foryd Bridge When going down the steep side they noticed the deceased leaning against the railings. When they got to the bottom the deceased came over the railings and followed them down. A few minutes after witness heard his cousin shout There's a man fallen in the river." Witness turned round and saw him beside the rocks iu the water, and he was swept away by the waves. He saw him go under the water and rise again about five yards away. There was some- thing like a coat around his head, and also some blood about his head. Witness d d not see him jump in. Anne Williams, 10, Victoria road, said that she had seen the body which the jury had viewed. It was the body of a man wh) was L dgi g with her on Saturday night JRst. He paid hl. for his Iodg- ings for Saturday and Sunday evenings. He wris piite sober when he went to bed on Saturday night. He breakfasted and had dinner on Sun- day at her house, when he left between two and three o'clock in the afternoon. Deceased had been in the habit of lodging with her from time to time for the last two years, and she knew him by the name of George. By the Foreman: She did not see anything orange in his manner, and he never said where he came from. William Williams, who des ribed himself as a seafaring man, said that lie lived in Marsh Lane, Bootle. Oa Sunday afternoon he heard some boys shouting for heip under the Foryd Bridge. On going to see what was the matter he saw the deceased in the water, and he launched a boat and assisted in getting him out. Police-Constable McWalter said that from in formation received that morning lie came to the Foryd and found the body viewed by the jury. He examined the body and clothing of deceased, and he did not find any marks of violence or bruises on his body. There was a tattoo mark on the left arm J.T. and a cross and some dots underneath. P.c. Taaffe stated that on Sunday afternoon lie was told that a man had been drowned at the Foryd, and on coming down he saw the dead body of deceased. On examining his clothes he found a pocket book containing the nime of "George Thomasand a map which tramps generally carried. The Coroner: Others besides tramps carry these. I always like to have one myself when I travel far. Witness continuing, said that he also fotiii4 in the pockets a halfpenny, a bill, and a Welsh almaiuck. On the Saturday previous he saw the deceased hawking in the streets. By the Foreman He did not know whether the deceased had attempted to cross the bridge or not, but he had heard that he never attempted to cross it. Walter Lewis stated that on Sunday afternoon he was in charge of the gates at the Foiyd Bridge from two o'clock until half past eight. During the t'me he was there the deceased never offered to pass over the bridge. Before be went to his tea at about four o'clock he heard some boys shouting and saw a man in the river in a boat. The Coroner bi'ielly summed up, observing that they would be safe in identifying the deceased as George Thomas, Ysgyboriau. The main point for them to decide was how the man had come by his death, either accidentally or suicidal. The only evidence of anyone that had seen the de ceased go in the river was that of the first boy Evans. On the jury being left to consider their verdict the foreman at the conclusion of their deliberation said that they had adopted the verdict of Accidentally Drowned."

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