C. Alan MacMillan saved Raymond L. White and Lorin Panting from drowning, Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, August 9, 1970. A boat containing White, 24, apprentice mechanic, and Panting, 42, garage operator, capsized in Wood Islands harbor 200 feet from shore. Panting managed to reach the overturned craft and hold to it, but White was submerged intermittently in the deep water. MacMillan, 33, marine engineer, who had been water-skiing in the harbor, swam 60 feet to White and towed him 15 feet to the boat. Panting and White lost their holds on the craft and were submerged briefly again. When MacMillan attempted to aid them, both men grasped him and forced him under. He broke free of Panting and surfaced with White clinging to him. After towing White to the boat, MacMillan made a number of surface dives for Panting, who was floating inert underwater. He brought Panting to the surface and towed him to the boat. MacMillan revived Panting after another craft had arrived and taken all three men aboard.
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