Edward Morse, 66, laborer, died saving Anna Morgan, 25, from drowning, Modesto, California, June 30, 1929. Holding to a bridge with one hand, Miss Morgan lowered herself into water five feet deep in an irrigation ditch. The current of 2 m.p.h. dislodged her hold, and she was carried away from the bridge. The concrete banks of the ditch were steep and slippery. Morse, who was heavily clothed and had not swum for years, jumped from the bank and was carried by his momentum to Miss Morgan. He grasped her and pushed her toward the bank, but they could not ascend it. They drifted farther, but Miss Morgan finally got a fingerhold in a slight depression, and a girl on the bank extended a shovel to her and pulled her out. Morse swam feebly as he continued to drift and soon sank and drowned.
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