Elmer G. General saved Elmer Mount Pleasant, Jr., from drowning, Pekin, New York, July 23, 1930. Mount Pleasant, 15, farmhand, in darkness waded on a ledge for a few feet from the bank of an abandoned quarry and stepped off the ledge to another ledge, on which the water was eight feet deep. General, 21, farmhand, dived into the water from the bank, got hold of Mount Pleasant on the lower ledge, and sprang upward three or four times before he reached the surface. Mount Pleasant then grasped General, and after a brief struggle General became so fatigued that he let go his hold of Mount Pleasant, who again sank to the lower ledge. General lowered himself to Mount Pleasant, and by making a strenuous effort, he pulled him to the surface and flung him toward the bank. A man pulled Mount Pleasant out of the water. General got upon the upper ledge and was helped out of the water. He was dazed and temporarily exhausted. Mount Pleasant was unconscious but was revived.
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