August, 1924 - August 1924

David Fraser [16], Post office, Hilton, and William MacKay [17], 12 Back Street, Hilton, were swimming for some time between Hilton and Balintore, after they came ashore William decided to go back out again but 60 yards out he was seized by cramp and disappeared. Three men, Hugh MacKay, 1 King Street, Hilton, Hugh Ross, 25 Back Street, Hilton, and William’s brother Hugh swam to the rescue. His brother twice brought the drowning boy back from the bottom and with help got him ashore. P.C. Campbell applied artifical respiration and after one hour signs of life appeared, by next day he was out of danger.