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The New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Strait Guardian, 17 March, 1847

We are very sorry to have to record the death by drowning of William Cook, aged 23 years, a steady industrious young man, who resided with his parents on the River Hutt. He had borrowed a canoe belonging to Mr. Trotter, which was found the next day (Thursday) near the creek flowing from the Hutt into the second river and his cap was also found in the course of the day.

Immediately on hearing of the sad accident, Capt. O’Connell ordered out fatigue parties from the detachment stationed at Fort Richmond to assist the settlers in their search for the body, but although every exertion was made the body was not yet found until yesterday morning near the creek where the canoe was upset.