THE FLAGLER TRIBUNE
Thursday, June 19, 1952
Tuesday morning Mrs. Margaret Sellers, 55, of Manchester, N. H. lost her life in an attempt to rescue her grandson, George Champion, 6, in the ocean almost a mile north of Flagler Beach.
She and her grandson and a 11-year-old companion, Valerie Tucker, were in the surf, the children floating on a tube. When the children got out some distance Mrs. Sellers attempted to wade to them. A wave overturned the tube, but Valerie recovered it and paddled to shore, screaming for help.
Bobby Weaver and William Anderson, nearby, brought the boy and Mrs. Sellers ashore. The boy was found to be all right except for shock.
Resuscitation by Flagler Beach Lifeguard Billy Babbitt, and pull motor from Craig Mortuary in St. Augustine failed to revive Mrs. Sellers.
Mrs. Sellers and her daughter, Mrs. Clare Champion and her son were visiting Mrs. Seller’s sister, Mrs. William Anderson, owner of Alexander Tourist Court.
The body was shipped by Craig Mortuary yesterday to Manchester, N. H. for burial.