Bradford S. Appleton saved Daniel Johnson from drowning, Burlington, New Jersey, July 22, 1967. Daniel, 15, high school student, who was a poor swimmer, jumped into the Delaware River from a pier and then was carried downstream by the current. He called for help. Noting that none of the others at the scene was preparing to give aid, Bradford, 11, schoolboy, jumped from the pier even though he had only just emerged from the water and was somewhat winded. He swam 65 feet and reached Daniel in water 10 feet deep 30 feet from the bank. Daniel, who was taller than Bradford and outweighed him by 30 pounds, grasped Bradford and caused him to be submerged twice. Bradford broke away and obtained a hold on Daniel from behind. Daniel did not struggle further as Bradford towed him to within six feet of the bank. Others then aided them from the water.
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