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MINER'S THRILLING ESCAPE FROM…

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MINER'S THRILLING ESCAPE FROM DEATH. The men employed at Glanmerriog Colliery, near Llanelly, had a very narrow escape from being drowned on Saturday morning, when, as the result of one of the colliers tapping an old working, a large volume of water rushed with terrific fM-ce into the pit. David Thomas, who dealt the unfor- tunate blow, at once gave the alarm, and all within hearing escaped. Two men, however, named Thomas Williams and David Lloyd, were some distance away, and without the least warning they were imprisoned in their stall by fully 2ft. of water. Their lamps went out, and Williams was carried away and drowned. Lloyd, who had a most fearful experience, succeeded in finding an aperture in the wooden cross-pillar supporting the roof, into which he put his arm. There he hung fcr nearly 11 hours. Several attempts were made by his fellow-workmen to rescue him, but each effort, gallant and determined as it was, had to be abandoned in consequence of the water being within a few i ches of the roof. His faint cries for help could bo heard all day from the pit's mouth, and a comforting reply was returned to the unfortunate collier. In the evening the water level fell 4in. as the result of the pumping operations, and shortly before seven o'clock three men, Thomas Francis, John Hanns, and David Jones, again plunged into the water, and this time they overcame every obstacle and swam to Lloyd's rescue. They found him still clinging to the roof, and in an exhausted and benumbed condition. A rope was placed round him, and the unfortunate fellow was pulled through the water about 10 yards. He was then put. into a tram and taken to the sur- face, where he was attended to by Dr. John. After partaking of a cup of beef tea Lloyd sufficiently recovered to proceed to his home. A diver's services have been engaged, but Wil- liams's body has not yet been recovered. When interviewed on Sunday Lloyd, who appeared weak, ascribed his miraculous escape to the gallant efforts of the three men named. He himself had, in the darkness, attempted to swim towards the pit's month, but he knocked his head against the roof, and it was some time before he was able to again find the timber he had been clinging to. He groped about until he found it, and here he remained until rescued. He sustained many nasty bruises on the body, but he thought the end was nigh when the water rose within a few inches of the roof, and he had to place his hand sideways so as to prevent the water going into his mouth. As it was, he had swallowed a large quantity of the filthy water.

THE WARWICK HOSTEL.

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