Boating Disaster Body Identified


A body of a young male which was discovered in the North Sea, in the neighbourhood of the Dudgeon Lightship, and which was buried at sea by the Trinity authorities, has been identified as that of George Herring aged 17, who was one of the victims of the Princess of Wales disaster off Skegness, on the 24th August last.

The description by the officers of the dress tallies exactly with that worn by the unfortunate lad, and the handkerchief marked ” Ibberson ” is pretty conclusive, as Herring had such a handkerchief upon him.

Inquiries have been made by the secretary to the committee, and the parents of the deceased are quite satisfied with the identity.

So far, this is the only one of the five victims whose body has been traced, and it was far too much decomposed to bring it ashore.

Source: Skegness Herald 4th October 1895


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