Charles Davis died attempting to save Raleigh J. Martin from drowning, Lunet, Arkansas, May 10, 1932. While wading in the Ouachita River, Martin, 29, baker, stepped into deep water 25 feet from the bank, began to thresh, and drifted five feet farther from the bank. A man on the bank called to Davis, 24, filling station attendant, who was in wadable water, to help Martin. Davis, who was almost fully clothed, swam a few feet to Martin, and as he extended his arm to him, Martin threw his arms around Davis’s neck. After they were twice momentarily submerged, the man on the bank waded and swam to them and grasped Martin’s collar. Almost immediately Davis grasped the man. After a struggle, in which all three were submerged and rose, the man got free, got hold of a fishing pole that was extended to him, and was pulled to wadable water. Martin and Davis sank together and were drowned.
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