Albert W. Lindberg, Jr., 23, traveling salesman, saved Alyce V. Carr, 26, and attempted to save Charles A. Williams, Jr., 48, civil engineer, from drowning, Yorktown, New York, December 1, 1938. An automobile in which Miss Carr and Williams were riding along the bank of Lake Mohansic skidded and then ran down a bank and in the water to a point 30 feet from the bank. The front end submerged sharply in water 15 feet deep. Lindberg, fully clothed, waded and then swam 23 feet to the automobile. The water was icy cold. Treading water beside a door, which was partly open, he took hold of Williams but could not pull him out. He again tried to pull Williams from the automobile, the forward part of which was settling fast. He then swam around to the opposite side, went under the surface, and tried to open the door. He rose, trod water, and then saw Williams and Miss Carr rise within six feet of each other. Lindberg took hold of both, dipped under once or twice, tried to swim toward the bank, but made no progress. At Williams’s request Lindberg released him to aid Miss Carr. Towing Miss Carr, he swam a stroke or two, tried to stand on the automobile, but went under the surface briefly and got no footing. Miss Carr, who was panic-stricken, grabbed his necktie with both hands, choking him somewhat and causing him to be momentarily submerged. With great exertion he swam 20 feet, tried to touch bottom, rose, and called for help. Men on the bank did not respond. With difficulty Lindberg swam four or five feet farther to wadable water and carried Miss Carr to the bank. She was dazed. Lindberg was weak and gasping. Another man, who was a swimmer, waded and swam to Williams, who was then unconscious. He swam and towed Williams toward the bank. Lindberg waded and then swam 10 feet and helped the other man to take Williams to the bank. Williams could not be revived.
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