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MELA NCIIOLYCA TA S TJiO Pll E. As Captain Keats, R.N., nephew of Sir Richard Keats, Governor of Greenwich Hospital, was sailing in an open boat in Batticombe Bay, Exeter, on Saturday last, a squall off the land took her so suddenly, that be. fore the sheet could be cast off she capsized and sunk. There were Mrs. Keats and two of her sisters, Miss Di- lIa and Miss Louisa Pitman, and a boatman, also in the boat. Captain Keats instantly laid hold of Miss Louisa, and swam with her a considerable distance towards the shore, till a preventive service boat put off and rescued them both from their perilous situation, when he learnt the melancholy fact that lijo wife and her sister Diana were both lost, together with the boatman. The body of Mrs. Keats and that of her sister were found en. tangled in the gear of the boat, but the boatman has not yet been found. Both of these ill-fated ladies were young and accomplished they were the daughters of a very wealthy and active ma- gistrate of the neighbourhood, Major Pitman. Mrs. Keats had not long been married, and her sister was betrothed, it is understood, to a gentleman to whomihe was shortly to have been united. The affliction of the parents may be readily imagined. Capt. Keats is, as may be supposed, suffedng considerably from mental affliction, whilst the surviving sister has been attacked with brain fever, through the shock which the catastro. I phe has caused. Capfain Keats had been on a visit to Sir Juhn Yarde Bullet's, at Lupton, it is under- stood. His boat was observed by the Ciree, a yacht, belonging to Mr. Wake, of Heavitree, which was stand- ing aerols the hay at the time, about half a mile seaward of the boat. When the squall c,me on. the Circe felt its force and nearly filled, Mr. Wake luffed up and took in a couple of reefs in his mainsail, and changed his jib as soon as he had got all right, he turned round and not see- ing Captiin Keats's boat, exclaimed to his man-4-Well, I suppose, this has been too much for the ladies, and so they are gone ashore." He then held on his course, not suspecting that anything had happened to the boat, which being under the lee of the land was in compara- tively smooth water. Had Mr. Wake been at all awar« of the dreadful circumstances, he might in all probability have been instrumental in saving two, if not the whole 01 the unfoitunate sufferers.

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