Dallas Joe Dalton helped to save Milton D. Hadlock from drowning, Des Moines, Iowa, May 10, 1982. Milton, 16, struggled to stay afloat in the 20-foot-deep water of the Des Moines River after a rubber raft he had been riding plunged over the Scott Avenue Dam. Dalton, 25, unemployed truck driver, dived into the river and swam 115 feet to Milton. Holding onto him, Dalton swam toward the river bank as they were drawn downstream by the current. About two-thirds of the way to the bank, Dalton tired, and a fisherman swam out to them and helped Dalton take Milton to the bank. Milton recovered after a brief hospital stay.
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