Charles H. Rinehart helped to save Anna Tambasco and Frances Furlan from drowning, Lauderhill, Florida, February 10, 1973. The two-door sedan in which Mrs. Tambasco, 63, and Mrs. Furlan, 71, were riding plunged into a canal and sank in deep water 15 feet from the bank, trapping the two women inside. Rinehart, 29, craneman, entered the muddy water, as did his brother. They located the sedan, which was resting on the bottom in an upright position, and then surfaced for air. Submerging, they reached into the automobile through an open window and removed Mrs. Tambasco, who was semiconscious, Rinehart and his brother took her to the surface and thence to the bank. Returning to the area of the sunken sedan, Rinehart and his brother again submerged to alongside the vehicle. Mrs. Furlan, who also was semiconscious, was removed from the back seat with some difficulty. As before, Rinehart and his brother took her to the surface and thence to the bank. Both women recovered.
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