A. Lester Weisberg, 26, physician, saved Frank Ujlaky, 21, from drowning, Welfare Island, New York, April 17, 1928. Ujlaky jumped into the East River and drifted in a strong current in water 20 to 30 feet deep. Weisberg, who was a poor swimmer and was fully clothed except for his coat, lowered himself from a wall that rose five feet above the water, swam 35 feet or more to Ujlaky, and grasped him by the hair. Ujlaky struggled, and they were briefly submerged. Weisberg then put his left arm around Ujlaky’s neck and tried to swim toward the wall, but they drifted 125 feet in the current. A rope was then thrown to Weisberg, and he and Ujlaky were pulled to the wall. Weisberg was disabled six days from immersion and shock.
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