Amesbury, MA Drowning, Jun 1898


Diver Hurley was in Amesbury, Mass., on Wednesday, the 15th, inst., called there by the authorities to try and recover the body of a man named Hughes, who was drowned there on Friday last.

The man met his death while bathing in what is called the dam. Diver Hurley went down and thoroughly examined the bottom of the place, but failed to find the body. It is though that he must have gone through the gates which were open at the time.

There is some mystery surrounding Hughe's death, which the authorities would like to clear up. He was bathing with a young fellow who tells a number of conflicting stories about how the unfortunate man came to his death and ever since the accident has been acting suspiciously.

Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 16 Jun 1898