Drowned in Tumut River

The Sydney Morning Herald

18 June 1909

Tumut, Thursday.

William Bridle, only son of Mr. W. H. Bridle, aged 19, was drowned in tile Tumut River about two miles below the town recently.

The man was not seen entering the river, but his horse with a saddle on was found dripping wet on the bank, and on the island where he had been was found a rifle, overcoat, and axe.

He had evidently been after rabbits, and when returning the horse in crossing a branch swollen stream near the entrance to the river slipped in a hole 10ft deep and was washed down. Deceased could swim, but the current was probably too strong.

The body was found to-day by Martin Cruise 200 yards below where deceased entered the water.