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TRAGIC OCCURRENCE IAT STRADEY.

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TRAGIC OCCURRENCE AT STRADEY. o A BROTHER OF A FOOTBALLER SUDDENLY EXPIRES. An exceedingly tragic and melancholy incident occurred at Stradey on Saturday afternoon last during the progress of the football match between Llanelly and Aberavon. There was a large crowd of spectators present, among whom was a lad named Evan Evans, of Park Eynon, brother of Mr. Jack Evans, who was playing forward for the Llanelly team for the day. The lad had been in weak health for some months past, but Saturday afternoon being so fine he ventured forth and was attracted to Stradey Park, desirous, no doubt, of seeing his brother Jack play for his old team. He took up a position in the south corner, the press-box side, and was watching the game most closely, and occasionallly applauding, when he was seen to reel and stumble against an onlooker at his side. The people in his neighbourhood thought he had swooned, and they gently laid him on the turf. There being no returning sign of life, Dr. Owen Evans came over from the grand stand, and having examined the body pronounced life extinct. This naturally caused a great sensation in the locality where the incident occurred, but the news did not travel quickly over the field, and the players themselves wers not aware of the tragic occurrence until the close of the game. A stretcher was brought and the dead body was carried off the field during the progress of the game. The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr. Jack Evans in the painfully sad circumstances I INQUEST ON THE BODY. An inquest was held on Monday at the T'ymelyn Hotel, by the coroner, Mr. W. Buckley Roderick, Thomas Evans, 11, Park Eynon, sworn, said: I am the father of the deceased. The deceased lived with me at 11 Park Eynon, and was a printer's machinist. He was 17 years of age. I was not present at the time he died. When I saw the crowd gathering I went over and recognised the deceased who was dead. How long had he been complaining of his heart! —For the last 12 menths. I suppose he had pain ?-Palpitation but no pain. For the last 7 months he had not been working ? -No sir. Did any doctor attend him ?-Yes, Dr. J. L. Davies. How long has he attended him 7-Sinoe he has been out of work, but Dr. Roderick attended him previous to that. He never kept his bed a single day ?-No. Did he tell you he was not supposed to go where he would be excited ?-The doctor told me not to let him get excited. Was the deceased present?—Yes, but he did not hear the conversation. Did you think he would be likely to get excited at a football match ?-No. sir. Did you persuade him not to go ?—No. Had he any special interest in the match Perhaps it was because his brother came down from Llwynpia to play in the match. The deceased went down to the field alone. I did not go down with him. He never played football himself. Had he been down this season before on the football field ?—No, but I took him to Swansea to see them play Llwynpia. Only two matches he hae seen this season. There was nothing exciting in that match—No. What was happening in the field at the time he fell 7-1 think it was just after Aberavon scored the first try. Sydney Francis, Marble Hall-road, deposed that he knew the deceased. He saw the deceased on the football field on Saturday with his arm round the posts that supported the ropes that went round the football ground. Did you see him fall!—No. How was he lying?-On his side. Witness (continuing) said his attention was called to the deceased by some men near and he went forward and loosened his collar. He thought deceased was in a fit. Dr. Owen Evans .was sent for. Did Dr. Evans arrive ?—Yes. Soon after ?—Yes. What was happening in the match at the time deceased was lying on the ground ?-It was before Aberavon scored the try. You saw nothing that might have unduly excited him ?-No. Was the Aberavon team in the Llanelly quar- ter 1—I cannot say, I think play was near the centre. Dr. J. L. Davies, sworn, said that he knew the deceased. He had been attending to him for four or five months. He attended him for heart disease. When did you see him last ?—On Thursday. Was he bad then 7-Yes, worse than he had been for some time. Did you warn him ?—Yes, I warned him particu- larly that evening to avoid excitement and emotion. Have you warned him not to go to football matches ?—Yes, on a previous occasion. Have you seen him since death ?-I have. You have heard the evidence given to-day ?—Yee. What in your opinion was the cause of death !— Syncope due to heart disease. The disease from which he suffered was such as to render him liable to sudden death. The Coroner summed up and a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was re- turned.

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