Freeman’s Journal 25 April 1877
ANOTHER SUSPICIOUS DEATH
Yesterday Henry L Harty, Esq, county coroner, held an inquest on the body of Patrick Savage, aged 75, who was found drowned in the Grand Canal at Portobello on Monday. The jury found that deceased was found drowned, having a fracture of the skull and jaw, and four ribs; but there was no evidence to show how the injuries were caused. One of the witnesses, named James Rea, of Reilly’s Cottages, Clanbrassil-street, said that previous to his seeing the body floating, a canal boat passed down the canal, and also a small steamer. This, the coroner said, might have caused the injuries.