1880 Free Press

February 7th – Fatal Skating Accident at Goytrey

On Sunday afternoon as three boys were skating on the Canal at Goytrey, the ice gave way and they were all precipitated into the water.
One of the boys was rescued after holding onto the ice but the other two, who were named Watkins were unfortunately drowned, within 50 yards of their home.

A rumour reaches us that two men were on the spot and might have saved the boys by going into the water after them but instead of doing so promptly, they went away to fetch planks.

We hope for the sake of humanity that this statement is not true.


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