W.Beaney and Rueben Eastency obit-Second Falls, NB From Saint Croix Courier--Volume XXIII--No. 40--Thursday, July 5, 1888
 Our St. George correspondent writes:--

 Rueben Eastency, aged 19 years, son of Chas. Eastency, and Willie Beaney,  aged 9 years, son of Wm. Beaney, were drown on Friday , 29th ult, while  bathing in the river at Lee Settlement.  Mr. Eastency, who was considered an  excellent swimmer, started with the boy on his back, to swim out to a sand  bar about twenty-five yards from the shore, and, when a few feet from the  bar, they both sank.  The sad accident was witnessed by two lads from the  shore, who were in bathing with them, but were unable to render their  comrades any assistance.  It is supposed that young Eastency was seized with
cramps.  The bodies were recovered in about ten feet of water, a short  distance from where they went down, about one and a half hours after the  accident.  An inquest was held under the direction Coroner Bogue and the  jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.


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