Home > 250th Anniversary Stories > Woman saves three people from drowning close in a strong ebb tide

Woman saves three people from drowning close in a strong ebb tide

Year 1895

Read by Melina Roberts

Please share...
Share on InstagramShare on LinkedIn
Play Video

Evans, M.L., Miss.

At 8 p.m., 2nd June, 1895, a boat, having for its occupants one man and two women, capsized close to the Hythe Pier, Southampton. Miss Evans, who was on the pier at the time, hearing cries of distress, ran to the landing steps, and, without divesting herself of any clothing, jumped into the water, seized the man and one of the women, and succeeded in pushing them near enough to the steps for them to be assisted out. The second girl was then sinking. Miss Evans went to her assistance also, and brought her safely to the steps. There was a strong ebb tide, and the depth of the water was 12 to 14 feet.

Please share...
Share on InstagramShare on LinkedIn

More about the Royal Humane Society