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I TERRIBLE BOATING DISASTER AT PORT TALBOT 22 LIVES LOST. « HEARTRENDING SCENES. [FROM OUR OWN REPORTER.] A fearful boating disaster, recalling that which happened a few weeks ago at Skegness, occurred yesterday afternoon to a pleasure party off the shore at Pert Talbot, resulting in the loss of about 20 lives. It seems that the town of Aber- avon, distant about a mile, was early in the day invaded by a large number of excursionists from the Rhondda Valley, the majority of whom made for the beach. About three o'clock 27 of the visitors, mostly from Y a trad, near Pontypridd, hired a boat, taking with them two boatmen, named William Bath and John Cramp. The boat, a craft of 22 feet by six feet, started from near the base of the breakwater, and it was at once remarked by the thousands of spectators on the sands that she was uncomfortably full. She proceeded safely down the river and crossed the bar. There was a strong giomd swell on; and the utmost caution was necessary on the part of the boatmen. Suddenly the craft was seen to capsize, and the whole ot the occupants were throwu into the sea. Two boats immediately put oil' to the res- cue, and succeeded in bringing ashore six persons. Several members of the St. John's Ambulance Asso- ciation were quickly on the spot, and succeeded in resuscitating the rescued persons, who were all in an exhausted condition. The following is a list of the saved:— Cecilia Hopkins, Ystrad. H. W.Evans, Ca.mphell-ternce, Llwynypia. Harry Gale, 17, Gelli, Ystrad. E J. Brinrlle, Tiofella-road, Ystrad. Wm. Bath, boatman, Port Talbot. John Cramp, Water-street, Aberavon. —Cramp (brother), Water-street, Aberavon. Much the larger number .of the boat's occupants were drowned. It is believed that from 22 to 25 persons thus lost their lives. The following are known to be among the drowned :— Jane Dudley, 23, Tynisker Field, Gelli, Ystrad. Mary Thomas (opposite Star), Ystrad. Gwilym Rees, tailor, Ystrad. Charlotte Ceasar, Gelli Crossing, Ystrad. Jeanette Meyruth, Ystrad. Elizabeth Ann Brindle, Tintella-road, Ystrad. Harriett Brindle, Tintella-road, Ystrad. Mary Powell, 24, Tintella-road, Ystrad. Thomas Jones, Ystrad. Gwenllian Llewellyn, Ystrad. Dd. Lloyd, 10, Hoelfach, Ystrad. Margaret Harris, 10, Ystrad. William Thomas, Llywel. JaneLewin, Treherbert. William Rees, Ystrad. Daniel Evans, Ystrad. Gwilym Rees, Ystrad. J. Nutt, Ystrad. Rosa Knight (15), Ystrad. Miss Pollock, Ystrad. David Pollock, Ystrad, And two others not known. In an interview with a young girl who was rescued, a reporter obtained confirmation of the statement that the disaster was caused by a fright amongst the women and girls on board. They were alarmed by the waves on the weather side of the craft, and rushed to the other side. A young litoy and girl were saved by clinging to the keel of the up- turned boat. It appears that the boy was the first to clamber to the place of safety, and he then bravely seized the little girl and placed her by his side. The acene on the shore was heartrending. Fathers and mothers saw their children, who com- posed the greater part of the freight of the boat, go to a watery grave almost within hailing distance. This is the first time that a boat has put off from AberaTon beach with excursionists, and it is thought that the craft was much overcrowded. Inspector Core and his staff were quickly on the scene of the disaster, and rendered valuable help in bringing the bodies to shore. PORT TALBOT, Tuesday. The number of bodies recovered is now 22. Two bodies were washed ashore this morning. The coroner (Mr. Cnthbertson) proceeds to Aber- avon this afternoon to make all necessary arrange- ments for the formal opening of the inquest.

A MAN CRUSHED TO DEATH.

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