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————— DROWNED OFF ST. GOWAN'S.…

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————— DROWNED OFF ST. GOWAN'S. —II FATE OF CARDIFF PILOT AND SON. During the terriffic storm of Sunday in the Bristol Channel, a pilot named William Couch and his son, of the same name, both living at 113, Windsor Road, Penarth, lost their lives. The accident occurred off St. Gowan's Head, about ten miles south-west of Tenby, where the sea was running mountains high and a very strong sou'wester was blowing. The pilot had gone down in his cutter, the H.J.C., to seek the Booth steamship Bernard, which he was to pilot to Penarth, and it was when he was about to board the vessel that he and his son lost their lives. Couch and his son got into the cutter's punt, which was with difficulty brought close to the steamer. They missed the line thrown from the vessel, and the punt drifting, towards the stern, was caught by a heavy sea and capsized. Both the Couchs were thrown into the sea, and the son, who was only 19 years of age and an apprentice, sank immediately. The father, however, managed to get hold of the keel of the upturned punt and he clung there for twenty minutes before he became exhausted and re- linquished his hold. The unfortunate man sank at once.

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