Charles W. Anderson, 23, student, died attempting to save Jeanette L. and Joan E. Johnson from drowning, Ishpeming, Michigan, September 5, 1948. A motorboat in which Anderson, Jeanette, her sister Joan, and three other girls were riding on Goldmine Lake shipped water and began to sink in water 20 feet deep 250 feet from the bank. Jeanette was submerged in one of the seats, the others jumping into the water. Anderson swam close to the stern, which remained afloat, and pulled Jeanette to the surface. She tried to grasp him around the neck, but Anderson escaped her hold. He swam towing Jeanette by the hair 15 feet to Joan and took hold of her with his other hand. Both girls got hold of him and struggled, but Anderson continued to support them at the surface. A short time later as a rowboat reached a point five feet from them, Anderson suddenly sank and did not reappear. The girls were assisted into the boat, which then picked up the other girls at the stem of the motor-boat. All were taken to the bank. The body of Anderson was recovered two and a half hours later.
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