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Pall Mall Gazette July 21 1874
   
THREE BOYS DROWNED.
Three boys were drowned in the river Swale on Sunday—one was the son of Mr. Mark Kendal of Reeth; another the son of Mr. Thomas Buxton of Gunnerside Heads; and the third was Matthew Cherry, of Ivelet Heads, all these places being in Swaledale. These and other boys were bathing together in the Swale, at a point where the bed of the river falls precipitately. One of the boys going beyond his depth, another gave him his hand with a view to pulling him out, but he also got beyond his depth, and a third adopted his example, with a view to rescue the two, when he likewise was dragged in, and all three sank. Thier companions raised an alarm, and when assistance came the three unfortunate boys, such was the clearness of the water, were seen at the bottom of the stream. Their hands were clasped just as they had fallen in, and when got out all were dead.
   
Pall Mall Gazette July 21 1874
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