Frank Weir Has a Narrow Escape: Nearly Falls Prey to Man-Eating Sharks While Swimming in Marianao Bay, Daily Racing Form, 1919-03-05


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FRANK WEIR HAS A NARROW ESCAPE Nearly Falls Prey to Man-Eating Sharks While Swimming in Marianao Bay. CINCINNATI. O., March 4. Frank D. Weir, the well-known trainer, in a letter to his partner. Col. W. E. Applegate. tells how he narrowly escaped death in the water at Marianao Beach, near the. Oriental Park race track. The letter in part follows: "Summerlike weatlier last Sunday a week ago attracted some 3,000 to 5,000 persons to Marianao Bay bathing beach, and I was one of those to take a dip. After a few minutes of riding the waves and floating about I struck out for deeper water to try my swimming ability, only to be caught by a treacherous undertow which carried me off my feet and I could not .help myself. I was carried to a strong, heavy current which drew me under water for some distance, then released to find myself about two miles from shore. As I looked around to try to see if help was coming I could discern not ,far away many man-eating sharks making for my direction. "All of a sudden I felt myself going down again and sure enough I had struck another under current which released me quickly and a coming great friendly wave carried me fast back to the beach out of danger. I certainly, am a lncky man and you had better string with me when I go east, as I am surely fortunate to be spared from those hungry sharks." Weir leaves Cuba tins week for Belmont Park to put Jack Hare Jr., Toto. Hendrie and Old Rosebud in training for the spring racing campaign. W. E. Walsh, owner of Moonet, mother of Jack Hare Jr., foaled a beautiful brown colt by Vnlcain last Wednesday at J. D. Carrs Crestwood Farm near Lexington, Ky.

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