Carl Seidner, 28, fisherman, helped to save Floyd, 13, schoolboy, and Kirby Peters, 36, fisherman, and helped attempt to save Maude S. Peters, 45, from drowning, Requa, California, September 4, 1927. While fishing in the Klamath River at night, Floyd and his parents were carried in their fishing boat by a strong current to the mouth of the river and into the Pacific Ocean. The boat capsized in breakers, and Floyd and his father got hold of the boat. Seidner, who was a very poor swimmer, and James W. Brooks entered a fishing boat at the shore, and, after being hurled back twice by waves, they rowed through breakers five to seven feet high. After searching in the darkness, they finally reached the capsized boat about a quarter-mile from shore. They helped Floyd and his father aboard, searched for Mrs. Peters, and then rowed the boat stern first toward shore. By skillful maneuvering, they got it through the breakers, and it was carried to shore by a wave. Mrs. Peters was drowned.
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