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Newcastle Courant. 18/11/1815.
 
On the 9th inst. a boat with several persons on board, was upset on the Tyne, near the Glass House Bridge, by a sudden squall. Immediate assistance being at hand, they were all saved, excepting one young man (a stranger) who was unfortunately drowned. His body was found in a very short time, but the vital spark had fled. He is supposed to be a native of the Orkneys, to have been recently discharged from the navy, and had been engaged with the captain of an Orkney sloop for the passage home, and was proceeding down the river in the ships boat when the fatal accident occurred. He was interred the following day at Ballast Hills. Verdict - 
Accidentally drowned.

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