Dwight T. McMillan saved Scott R. Smith and Lonny S. Collier from drowning, Quyon, Quebec, July 18, 1993. Scott, 12, and Lonny, 15, were swimming in the Ottawa River near the mouth of the Quyon River when they were caught by strong currents. They struggled to return to the bank and shouted for help. In another party at the river, McMillan, 39, fleet manager, immediately ran into the water and went to Scott, who was closer to the bank. He seized Scott and took him from the river. McMillan then re-entered the river and swam to Lonny, who had been pulled much farther out, into deep water. When he reached Lonny, they struggled briefly, submerging, before McMillan began to tow Lonny in. McMillan tired from his efforts, requiring him to change his hold on Lonny. Occupants of a small boat nearby took the craft to McMillan and Lonny and towed them toward wadable water. They left the river and rested on the bank. Both boys were exhausted, and Lonny was ill for two days, but they recovered. McMillan also was exhausted as well as nauseated from ingesting water; he recovered.
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