Bellburns Tragedy, The

DESCRIPTION: When their parents left for a burial they charged Chris and John to stay near home, but the boys went out on the ice "in a flat" [to hunt seal]. The flat was found but they were never seen again. Ships and planes searched in vain.
AUTHOR: Clara Stevens (source: Guigne)
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: death drowning funeral hunting family
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Apr 13, 1957 - John House and Christoper Pittman drowned while seal hunting on their own off Bellburns, Newfoundland (source: Guigne)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 47-49, "The Bellburns Tragedy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25317
File: Guig047

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