A Lamentable Drowning Case

A lamentable drowning case happened at Skegness on Wednesday.

A number of small boys were bathing off the beach opposite the Vine Hotel roadway, when two brothers, Walter and Albert Burrows, sons of an ex-coastguardman, were carried out of their depth.

Albert, the younger brother, was saved by a pleasure boatman named Frank Moody, who happened to be near with a party of visitors.

After an hour’s hard work he was resuscitated.

Walter, who was only 12 years of age, was drowned, but his body was never recovered.

Source: The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, September 6, 1899

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