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The Daily Dispatch: August 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sad case of drowning. (search)
Sad case of drowning. --A distressing casualty occurred on Saturday last, at Sullivan's Island, near Charleston. South Carolina. A young lady, named Miss Elizabeth White, between twelve and thirteen years of age, and her aunt, but a few years older than her nieces, were nothing in the surf, when the former very suddenly got beyond her depth, and was borne out by the strong current which runs by at that point of the Island.--Her aunt, in endeavoring to render her assistance, was also taken beyond her depth. The uncle of Miss White, Mr. Thomas F Porcher, who heard their orics, ran and plunged in, and made an attempt to resone his nieces, but was also overpowered by the current, and both were drowned The aunt was saved after desperate efforts by some persons in a boat Miss White was a daughter of Mr. John S white, a planter of St. Johns, Berkeley, and Mr. Porober was a planter reading in the same district.