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DROWNED IN -U^l-L
Woman's Rescuer Perishes.
NEWCASTLE (N.S.W.), Stindoy. - While attempting, to VCBCUO . n ' young woman who had got' into difficulties in the surf at Stockton Beach this afternoon, 'thomas Brady, aged 10 years, n clerk, of Little Willium street, Stockton, wns drowned.. Jinply nnd the young .woman, Miss Mary -Murray, of Sydney, were bath- ing,' about i o'clock, when MI'BS Murray, unnvvnie . til' Hie dangerous currents, found herself being swept rnpidly seawards. Brady, although au indifferent swimmer himself, al once went to his companion's nssistnnco, nnd kept lier nitpiit until Hurst, n young member ol' the Beach Life Having Club, 'readied then» nnd brought Miss M m ray nshore. In the menntimn Bindy became exhausted nuil tlisnppcñred.
COLLAPSE OF BATHER. Boy Dies on Platform.
Edwin Francis Samuel Davis, aged 16 years, ' of Raleigh street. Thornbury, col- lapsed and died on, a. diving platform at the Alphington swimming pool in the Yarra late on Saturday afternoon. While standing on the platform a few minutes before his death, Davis, according to the police report, asked one of his four com panions to hit him "as hard as he could" on the jaw. After his companion had hit him on the jaw Davis dived into the water; and swum round for a time. He then returned to the platform, but had been standing there only a few minutes when he collapsed. A doctor from the Austin Hospital examined Davis, and found that he was dead. A post-mortem examina- tion revealed, that death was due to natural causes.