DEATH – Boy Drowned APPLEYARD. George, 9yrs near Tees Breakwater

Accreditation The Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 23/08/1878 


     On Monday afternoon 19th inst and inquest was held at the Warrenby Hotel, near Redcar, before Mr. W. Robinson, deputy coroner on view of the body of George Appleyard, nine years old, son of William Bush Appleyard, labourer, who resided at Wiley Cottages, near the Tees Breakwater. The evidence showed that at about four o’clock on Sunday, 18th inst afternoon deceased went with his brothers and several other lads of nine to fourteen years of age on to the Tees sands to bathe. Deceased stripped and went into a deep pool of water, where he got out of his depth. His brothers and the other boys linked one another by the hand, and waded in to try and get hold of him, but were unable to reach him, and finding themselves losing their foot hold, were obliged to come back. Deceased, who had several times risen to the surface of the water, soon afterwards sank. His companions gave the alarm, and the place was afterwards dragged with a net for nearly five hours, when the body was recovered. The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental drowned.”


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