16 October 1886: Soldiers Rescue Sailors

Manchester Evening News

Saturday, 16th October, 1886

A Brighton correspondent, telegraphing this morning, says: A ketch, name unknown, was driven yesterday’s gale on shore near Felpham, and soon became a wreck. Three men put off a boat, and made towards Littlehampton, but when near the river the boat was overturned a large breaker. Two men sank, but one was rescued by soldiers at the fort on the west side of the river.

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