Without any negligence on the part of the officers or the crew, a seaman fell overboard and was drowned. No assistance was given to the sailor upon discovery of his plight. In an action against the owners of the boat, it was held that, though the accident occurred as a result of the negligence of the deceased, defendant owed an affirmative duty to make a reasonable effort to save him. Harris v. Pa. R. Co., 50 F.(2d) 866 (1931).

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