DEATH – Inquest of Unknown Man

Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/02/1870


            Yesterday (Thursday, 24/02), an inquest was held at the Royal Hotel, on the body of a man who was washed up on the beach on Wednesday (23/02). Geo Dobson deposed that he was walking along the Sands on the previous day, and when about half a mile from Redcar. He saw a body being washed up by the tide. He did not take body out then, but seeing a man on horseback. He sent him for assistance, when they procured a cart and conveyed the body to the old lifeboat house. It appeared to have been in the water about three months. It had a part of a blue Guernsey frock round his neck, a flannel belts around his waist, and a pair of gold boots on his feet. Sgt Marwood said the body could not be examined, for if they attempted to pull off his boots his legs would have come off. A verdict of “Found dead” was given. It was supposed to be body of one of the men who were drowned from the brig “Dawson,” about three months ago.


Lol Hansom May 8, 2013 Doctors & Health