Anthony E. Wiles saved Maxwell Amero from drowning, Digby, Nova Scotia, November 30, 1982. When his car left the roadway and plunged over a 60-foot embankment into Digby Harbor, Amero, a non-swimmer, climbed through a window and struggled to stay afloat as the car began to sink in water 15 feet deep. Arriving shortly after the accident, Wiles, 22, municipal employee, partially descended the embankment then dived fully clothed into the cold waters of the harbor. He swam about 45 feet through three-foot waves to Amero, who was submerging with the car. He pulled Amero to the surface, obtained a lifesaving hold on him, and started to swim back to the embankment. Twice the pair submerged as Amero struggled with Wiles. Wiles reached the embankment with Amero, where, cold and exhausted, they were aided from the water.
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