Adolf H. F. Borchers saved Erich H. Weber and Eric Weber from drowning, Rose Center, Michigan, July 1. 1934. While wading and supporting Eric, 8, who was learning to swim, Weber, 47, stepped into water eight feet deep in Buckhorn Lake. Both were briefly submerged, and Eric then clung to Weber’s neck. Weber was unable to swim with Eric and could not free himself, and they drifted 10 feet farther from the bank. Borchers, 32, building maintenance supervisor, swam 325 feet to them and was grabbed by both. After a struggle in which the three were briefly submerged several times, Borchers got free, reached under the surface, and got hold of Eric’s hair. He then swam and towed Eric and Weber, who held to Eric’s legs, eight feet toward the bank. A woman in wadable water exended her hand, and Borchers grasped it and was pullled five feet to wadable water while pulling Eric and Weber.
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