Barbara Mary Michaud, 14, schoolgirl, saved Anthony L. Glidden, 10, from drowning, Lakeport, New Hampshire, March 3, 1965. Anthony, who could not swim, walked 15 feet from the bank near the edge of an ice patch in Paugus Bay. The ice broke off under him, and he fell into water seven feet deep. His cries for help were heard by Barbara, a poor swimmer, and a woman who could not swim. They saw Anthony submerge briefly, his struggles carrying him farther from the bank. As the woman ran to summon aid, Barbara saw Anthony sink again briefly. She ran more than 200 feet to the water’s edge, removing her coat along the way. Fearing that the ice would not support her, she stepped into the water alongside it and waded ten feet toward Anthony, who then was 35 feet from the bank. Barbara swam 25 feet and reached Anthony, who was struggling to remain afloat and choking from water he had swallowed. As Anthony again began to sink, Barbara took hold of the hood of his jacket and held him at the surface. He tried to grasp her but could not reach her. Barbara towed Anthony 25 feet and then waded 10 feet farther to the bank. A man aided Barbara, who was tired and breathing heavily, in lifting Anthony from the water.
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