Daniel D. Sanders saved Charles S. Kiser from drowning, Burt, New York, October 18, 1989. Kiser, 51, fell into Eighteenmile Creek while fishing from the face of an adjoining wall. A nonswimmer, he submerged in the cold water as other fishermen attempted to pull him in with fishing line. One of the fishermen, Sanders, 30, who was heavily clothed, then jumped into the water and swam to Kiser, despite the presence of a swift, circular current caused by water entering the creek from a nearby dam. Sanders submerged for Kiser but could not locate him; he submerged again, found Kiser about 15 feet from the wall, and pushed him to the surface. Treading water, Sanders pushed Kiser back to the wall, where another man pulled him out of the water. Kiser was revived and hospitalized two days for treatment of hypothermia. He recovered.
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