Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 31 August 1888
Narrow Escape from Drowning at Mexborough.
On Wednesday evening a narrow escape from drowning occurred near the “Gray’s Bridge,” Mexborough, to boy about three years age, tbe son Charles Sawley, collier of Denaby.
It appears that boy strayed from his home Denaby, and seeing some youths fishing went towards them, when he accidentally got into the canal.
An alarm was at once raised. Just the time John Wright, miner of Denaby, was passing, and hearing the cries proceeded the spot and succeeded in getting him out, the boy not being much worse for his bath.