Camelio Torres helped to save Camille N. Garcia from drowning, Cuba, New Mexico, April 28, 1990. Camille, 2, was inside her family’s sport/utility vehicle when it rolled into Dragonfly Lake and began to sink in water that was 12 feet deep. Fully clothed, her cousin, Camelio, 13, student, immediately entered the lake, despite its very cold water, and swam to the vehicle. Reaching it when it was about 20 feet from the bank, Camelio entered through its back door and, crawling over the back seat, went to Camille and seized her. Holding her, Camelio maneuvered back to the rear door and left the vehicle with her. A fisherman who had also entered the water for Camille swam to the vehicle and took Camille to the bank, Camelio following. Within moments of the rescue, the vehicle was completely submerged.
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