Urban Myths (3)

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According to Local legend, Tunnel Beach is the scene of a tragic drowning. The story goes that after John Cargill made the private beach for his family, one of his daughters drowned there on her sixteenth birthday at high tide. Overcome with grief, John Cargill was so heartbroken that he left New Zealand and never returned. However, there are no sources to prove this story is true.

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  1. I read a story about this a while ago that said that two daughters were drown but then went on to say there was no proof anywhere that this is true however many stories are around about how unlucky the Cargill families were !Great photo by the way

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