Carl F. Muller, 14, schoolboy, saved Charles T. Brandon, 34, accountant, from drowning, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, June 22, 1966. While swimming in heavy surf in the Atlantic Ocean, Brandon and another man got into difficulty and called for help. Muller, who had been advised to avoid strenuous activity because of an injury to his leg, waded and swam 175 feet through waves three to five feet high to Brandon. The other man then was floating face down 20 feet away. Obtaining a hold on Brandon, who nearly was exhausted, Muller began towing him toward shore. Because his leg pained him, he swam almost exclusively with his free arm. Waves broke over him from time to time. Muller was nearly exhausted by the time he had towed Brandon 100 feet. He obtained footing and aided him the rest of the way to the beach. The other man was dead when brought to shore by others.
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