Clarence Bernard Donath, 25, shipping-clerk, saved Anthony Patti, 20, cook, from drowning, Mystic, Connecticut, April 15, 1936. Patti at night jumped from a bridge into the Mystic River and drifted in very cold water in a current of two m.p.h. Donath ran 100 feet to the bank, removed only his shoes and coat, dived from a wharf four feet above the water, and swam 150 feet to Patti, who was threshing. Patti’s arms accidentally struck Donath on his shoulders. Donath then grasped Patti’s hair and shoved his head under the surface, and Patti lost consciousness. Holding Patti in a position such that he could not grasp him, Donath swam at an angle to the current 200 feet to the wharf. Men aided them out of the water, and Patti was revived.
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