Charles F. Mort, 13, schoolboy, attempted to save Roy C. Hockman, 14, schoolboy, from drowning, Yellow Spring, West Virginia, August 9, 1929. While Roy was swimming in the Cacapon River, he became distressed at a point 40 feet from the bank and called for help. Charles swam eight feet to him, and Roy pushed him under the surface and climbed on him. Charles supported Roy briefly and then freed himself and rose. He took hold of Roy, and after a struggle, in which he was momentarily submerged at least twice, he finally freed himself just as a strong swimmer arrived. The swimmer took hold of Roy and supported him while he waded under water to shallow water. Charles then swam to the bank. Roy was dazed.
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