Bertine R. Meade, 21, student, saved Eugene H. Miller, 31, telephone installer, and William F. Gariano, 12, school-boy, from drowning, Raubsville, Pennsylvania, August 9, 1938. While wading in the Delaware River and teaching William to swim, Miller stepped into water 10 feet deep. William fell on Miller and took hold of his arm, and Miller was submerged. Meade, who was blind, was in shallow water 13 feet from them; and he waded and swam to a point four feet beyond them. Guided by the sound of William’s voice, Meade then dived to Miller and pushed him upward. Meade then rose, took hold of William, and swam eight feet to wadable water. He swam six feet to Miller, but Miller then did not need aid, and both swam to wadable water.
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