Narrow Escape from Drowning

Two youths from Warwick, named Frank Jealous and William Hands, each aged about fifteen years, had a narrow escape from drowning yesterday at Skegness, on the Lincolnshire coast.

The Skegness lifeboat crew were out in their boat for the quarterly practice.

The sea was rather high, and the two youths ventured from the shore in a small canoe.

After paddling a short distance a large wave swamped the canoe, and its occupants must have perished in sight of a large crowd on shore but for the lifeboat pulling promptly to their rescue.

Source: The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Thursday, July 1, 1875


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