David T. White attempted to save Harold G. Schenk from drowning, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, June 23, 1969. Schenk, 39, mechanical engineer, who had entered turbulent water below a dam in a creek to aid a man trapped in a reverse current, also became caught and began spinning head over heels in the deep water. White, 45, service station operator, entered the creek from the opposite bank, swam to near Schenk, and attempted to grasp him but was pulled under. With effort he freed himself from the current, grasped the edge of the dam, and made his way along it into a less turbulent area. White then released his hold on the dam and moved from the deep area into shallow water. Exhausted by his efforts, he lost consciousness. Others removed White from the water and revived him. He recovered after being hospitalized. Schenk drowned.
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