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pATAL COLLISION ON THE RIVER.

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pATAL COLLISION ON THE RIVER. An inquiry respecting the death of a mariner, named Horace Wiliiam JohEcock, aged 18, who lost his life through a collision on the lhames between a steamer and a skiffj was held on Friday night by Mr. H. Rames WaL" thew, the deputy-coroner, at. th" nu»,» iiwrae xavern, ziigti-streer, toplar. John Johncock, father of the deceased, said that his son was apprenticed to Captain Robertson, of the ship Jane of Whitstable. That ship was lying in the Thames at the time of his son's death, but as she sailed imme- diately afterwards he could not ascertain the details of the occurrence. John Hicks, waterman, said that he found the body of deceased floating off the King's Arms stairs. He got it*, ashore, and gave information to the police, who com- municated with the owners of the Jane of Whitstable, but they knew nothing of the occurrence which led to deceased's death. Mr. Mills, the coroner's officer, said that, from inquiry he had made. he found that the deceased had been sent by Captain Robertson in a skiff to procure a sovereign's worth of oil. Deceased had not gone far from the ship when a large steamer was observed to be bearing down upon the boat, and he mfinceuvred to avoid her, but: through confusion or miscalculation he failed to do so, and she struck the boat. He was instantly drawn in under the paddle-wheels, and was not seen again alive. The name of the steamer could not be ascertained, and as the Jane of Whitstable left the Thames immediately, no legal evidence of the facts could be procured, but their accuracy was shown so far by the discovery in the pocket of deceased of a sovereign. The jury returned a verdict "That deceased lost his life in the Thames,, but under what circumstances there was no evidence to prove."

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