August 27, 1903
Alex Latta, the old captain of the Everton Football Club, was lately instrumental in saving the life of a fisherman named Little, of Hoylake.
Little, who was rowing out to his fishing boat in a small punt, was seized with a fit and fell overboard, and together with a fisherman Latta put off from his punt and managed to reach Little, who was drifting out with the tide, just in time to save him.
He was towed ashore, and recovered consciousness in half-an-hour.
(Banbury Advertiser: August 27, 1903)
Alex Latta, Everton (Lloyd’s Weekly News: October 30, 1892):