Arthur H. C. Ham rescued Steven A. Webster from exposure, Galetta, Ontario, April 11, 1987. Webster, 30, was spilled from his canoe into the swift, frigid water of the Mississippi River. Nearly incapacitated by the cold, he was unable to swim to shore and called for help to Ham, 32, systems analyst, who was walking on the bank. Ham entered the river and swam about 70 feet to Webster. Grasping him by his life jacket, Ham towed Webster to the bank, struggling against the current. Webster required hospital treatment for hypothermia, and he recovered. Ham was tired and cold, but he recovered shortly.
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