Sunday 24th January 1915

It was a very hot day. Ken, Tillie, Jane & the children returned to the Claim in the morning. Willie, Grace & Gertie went a drive to the Goat Island beach.

Revd Spiers held service in the afternoon. There was a good congregation.

I went up to Jas Greenwoods for tea. While I was there Alf Greenwood came in and told us that a drowning accident had occurred this afternoon on the Pakiri beach, the victim being Alice Came eldest daughter of Matthew Came of Whangaripo, who had been bathing. Her body was floating about in the sea some distance from the rocks and Alf Greenwood who was passing on the beach, divested himself of his clothing and plunged in and rescued the body but life was extinct.