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