David M. Shultz, 20, restaurant employee, saved Lawrence A. Lemery, 32, materials handler, from drowning, Glens Falls, New York, July 12, 1966. At night Lemery dived eight feet from a rock promontory into a quarry pool and swam toward the opposite side. He became weak and, unable to stay afloat, called for help as he was submerged intermittently in water 30 feet deep beyond the beam of light provided by an automobile atop the promontory. Shultz and two other young men, one of whom could not swim, were present. Shultz undressed to his underwear and dived into the water. He swam 260 feet diagonally across the pool and reached a high rock wall. He then saw Lemery floating face down 30 feet away. Shultz swam to Lemery and turned him onto his back, cautioning him to be calm. Shultz then towed Lemery to the wall but could not find a ledge wide enough to support them. After resting briefly, Shultz began towing Lemery back to the promontory. Lemery became inert. After a swim of 250 feet, Shultz reached the bottom of the promontory where there was a wide ledge six inches beneath the surface. He lifted Lemery onto the ledge and then climbed onto it. One of the other men dived into the water and also climbed onto the ledge. The three men aided Lemery to the top of the promontory. Lemery was removed to a hospital and revived. He recovered.
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