Alan Bruce Knox, 16, schoolboy, saved Roberta J. Taylor, 22, and her husband, Gerald G. Taylor, 21, steelworker, from drowning, Port Loring, Ontario, August 28, l966. While learning to water ski at a lake, Mrs. Taylor, who could not swim, was dragged underwater before releasing her hold on the tow rope of a boat piloted by her husband, a poor swimmer. He jumped into the water and swam to his wife, whose struggles caused both to be submerged intermittently in water 11 feet deep 30 feet from a dock. Knox dived from the dock and swam underwater to the Taylors, each of whom was slightly smaller than he. Knox took Mrs. Taylor, who then was underwater, to the surface. She grasped him, but he squirmed free and towed her toward the dock. Noting that Taylor had gone under, Knox released Mrs. Taylor, swam back to her husband, and aided him to the surface. He then towed Taylor to near his wife, who again went under. Each time Taylor or his wife submerged, Knox went underwater and pushed them to the surface. Two men arrived in a boat. Knox aided in getting Mrs. Taylor and her husband into the boat, which took them to the bank.
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