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Blind man, 97, drowns self in harbour

Posted on Feb 14, 08:26AM | IANS

London, Feb 13 : A blind pensioner jumped into a harbour and drowned after learning a few days ago that he had cancer.

Coastguards and paramedics tried to save Reg White, 97, who was a former sailor from Aberystwyth, a holiday resort in Wales. But he was pronounced dead at the scene, Daily Mail reported.

White jumped into the harbour six days after leaving hospital, where he had stayed for six weeks after doctors discovered he was having cancer.

He was spotted going into the harbour near the lifeboat slipway last Wednesday afternoon.