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" , Bi(j WSV'e TS3PS CClipie FfOm F00tl )3id; Woman Saved. Man's Body Missing FT. BRAGG. Dec. SO.-^MUo Elk- ortbn, of Eureka, was drowned near Newport, about 11 miles north of Fort Bragg, last Monday about 2:00 p. m. while fishing in the ocean?-, _ „ . ,„ , . v M. D. Grant, and wife had accompanied accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Elkerf.on to tne ocean for a fishing expedition, and a rock 25 feet above the water was chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Elkerton as !a suitable vantage point from which ,0 cast their lines. Almost without warning a great wave rolled in and striking the rock on which they were standing with terrific force, swept both Mr. and Mrs. Elkerton fi e d the strongest effort she could into the sea. Mrs. Elkerton who was a good swimmer had the presence of mind to turn over on her back and float until help could reach her. Mr. Elkerton Elkerton was drowned and his body has not been recovered. Mr. and Mrs. Grant secured a, rope and aided Mrs. Elkerton to reach the shore as the undertow de- put. forth to reach land. Mrs. Elkerton suffered many bruises as the waves dashed her against submerged rocks. She was removed to the Foresti ranch at New- port where" Dr. Scudder was sum- moned from Fort Bragg, A dog with the party watched the accident, intently for a few moments, then plunged into the breakers but: he is believed to have been carried out and drowned as nothing further waft seen of him, the. sea running very high with strong undertow. -•'Hie'.followio^aurvive t.h$ d_rowneu... man: Elizabeth ' Elkerton, wife; Mrs. Ida Elkerton, mother; Beulah Hussey, V'erna Martinson, Mao Chaney, Francis Chaney, Marion Parsons, Bessie Kuss, Maud McKay, Norah Miller, sisters and Geo. B1I> eiton, a brother. A $100 reward is offered for the he drowned return of the body of man, which is si ill'unaccounted for.

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  1. Ukiah Dispatch Democrat,
  2. 01 Jan 1926, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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