19 October 2014

Accidental drowning

On Wednesday night last, as a man of the name of Donaldson, was returning with his wife from a North Country Market, he stumbled and fell on some stones by the road-side, near Hadagain, about 2 miles distant, when the latter, in her eagerness to assist him, fell into the Canal; upon which the husband, in his endeavours to rescue his wife from her perilous situation, also plunged into the water.  The alarm which was  given soon brought to their aid some of their friends, who were following closely, by whose exertions the woman was saved, but the man could not be got out before he was thus unfortunately drowned.

Published in the Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday 19th October 1814.

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