Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rescued from the Sea 1853

From The Welshman 30 December 1853 (reprinting item from Glasgow Herald):

'PRAISEWORTHY CONDUCT AT SEA.—On Friday last, while the Islay steamer was crossing from the island of Islay to the Mull of Kintyre, on her voyage from Stornoway to Glasgow, a young female lunatic, who was on her way from Skye to an asylum in Greenock, under the charge of her brother, suddenly cast herself into the sea... The willing sailors...finally succeeded in picking up the poor woman in an insensible state. When returned to the steamer, Captain Urie used the most judicious means to restore animation, and persevering almost against hope, he at length completely succeeded. It is needless to say that the conduct of the captain and crew is beyond all praise'