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8AD DROWNING FATALITY AT BARRY…

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8AD DROWNING FATALITY AT BARRY DOCK. NARRATIVES? THE SURVIVOR. STRANGE CONDUCT OF A SHIP'S CREW. On Thursday morning a sad drowning fatality took place at Rarry Dock. From the information gathered, it would appear that at. 6.30 a..m. a pilot named Evans, of the "Lizzie," accompanied by two young boatmen named Wm. Guffy and — Ainslie, went out from the d-ock to a sailing vessel lying in the røads called the" Este," frem. Hamburg. The pilot went on board, and. the yomng boatmen turned to bring the boat back to the Docks. When about three hundred yards from the- Este, a heavy wave overtook the beat, swamping it. What took place afterwards may best be gathered from the narrative of William Guffy, who was interviewed by a ST AR reporter after the occurrence. William Guffy said that on Thursday morning, at 6.30, in company with Ainslie and the pilat, he left Barry Dock and went out to the barque Este, from Hamburg, which was waiting to come into the Dock. They put the pilot on the ship, and were returning to the Dock, and when about 300 yards off a heavy wave overturned the boat. Guffy and Ainslie both managed to get on the boat which was upside down. They stayed there for a little while, until Ainslie, presumably tired of the position, swam for the oars, which were floating about a short dis- tance away. He managed to get the oars under his arms and kept afloat for a little time. Sud- denly the boat to which Guffy was clinging again overturned, and when he came up again he could not see Ainslie anywhere, but saw the oars still floating about. Witness managed to retain his hold of the boat for a little time, until feelitg unable to hold on any longer wa .tnd s about to let go in despair, for although within 300 yards of the ship no one made any efforts to lower a boat, when a small dandy or trawl, the Julia of Bridgwater, came by and with renewed energy he managed to keep his hold on the boat until the men in the Julia came to his rescue. He could see nothing of;Ainslie anywhere, and there can be but little doubt that he was un- able to hold to the oars any longer and was drowned. The deceased was a married man with a wife and family of four children, and he was much re- spected by his mates. Mueh sympathy is felt on all sides tor the bereaved widow and children. I ——————

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