Elam Hollingsworth, 49, laborer, died attempting to save Lois Hawkes, 11, from drowning, Riverdale, Idaho, July 9, 1935. While wading in the Bear River, Lois stepped into water 12 feet deep 25 feet from the bank and threshed at a point three feet from wadable water. Hollingsworth, who was fully clothed and was somewhat weak from a recent operation, waded from the bank, stepped into the deep water, and was submerged. He rose holding Lois’s left arm with his right hand and faced the bank. Both went under the surface, were carried 10 feet by the current, and rose, Hollingsworth still holding Lois. Hollingsworth tried to swim toward the bank but made no progress. Both were briefly submerged. Lois tried to climb upon him, and both again were submerged. Hollingsworth then rose alone. In the meantime his wife, carrying a rope 25 feet long, waded from the bank and tossed one end of the rope toward Hollingsworth; but he did not get hold of it. He made two or three swimming motions and then sank. He and Lois were drowned.
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