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THE NAYnrMANlffUYBES. MELANCHOLY EVENT AT MILFORD. On Saturday morning several divers belong- ing to the C. Blue Fleet, then lying in Dale Roads, Milford Haven, were down searching for a lost torpedo from H.M.S. Benbow. One of the divers—William Comdon, A.B from H.M. cruiser St. George (Captain Edmund of the divers—William Comdon, A.B from H.M. cruiser St. George (Captain Edmund S. Poe)—Jiad been down a few minutes, when Gunner George Jeans, who was in charge of the diving boat and apparatus, noticed an un- usual quantity -if air coming to the surface of the water, and t( Id the other diver, Thomas Cabe, to signal to Comben, who was then in about nine fathoms of water. He did so, and, receiving no, answer, Gunner Jean or- dered the man to be pulled up at once, and on removing the glass of Comben's helmet, found he was breathing slightly, was bleeding tt the nose, and had commenced turning colour. Staff-surgeon Hunter, of the Benbow, the nearest vessel, was sent for, and arrived before the unfortunate man was taken into the boat. The doctor used every effort to restore con- sciousness, but his patient never rallied, and died in an hour.-An inquest was held in the dockyard, where the body h&d been removed, before Mr James free, county coroner. Superintendent Evans, cc-unty constabulary, Chief-inspector Carter, Metropolitan Police; and a number of officers of the fleet were also present. The sad event stems to have east a gloom over the whole feet.—The evidence of Gunner Jeans showed that everything was done to ensure the safety of the deceased when under water, and he jfava it as his opinion that while walking along the bottom the deceased must have st joped to feel for the drift line, and thus lessened the qwetity of air, and must then have placed his hand to the valve of the hemet and opaned it, instead of closing it, as it was found open v hen the man came to the stirf-i--o.-The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from suffocation while diving to recover a lost torpedo.—On Sunday afternoon the remains of the ,b:eao"'cl were interred at the Public Cemetery, Pembroke Dock, with full naval honours, the hearse being followed by most of the officers and seamen and Marines, the latter forming a firing party. tnjiprwvi nmiiwimnii mmi 'lamiaim it*

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