Craig L. Lais saved David J. E. Mohr from drowning, Hendricks, Minnesota, October 3, 1971. When his boat sank in a lake, Mohr, 31, printer, swam toward where Lais, 19, baker’s assistant, and another man were watching from shore. Noting that Mohr was becoming weaker, Lais entered the cold water and swam toward him. Along the way he picked up three duck decoys to use as rescue aids. Twice the lines of the decoys became entangled about Lais, but he freed himself from them. He reached Mohr in deep water 150 feet from shore and gave him two of the decoys. Lais, already tired, removed his boots and began swimming toward shore but found that Mohr was not following him. Lais swam back to Mohr and by pulling on the lines of the decoys which the latter was holding, towed him to shore.
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