Erik E. Spalin helped to save Kenneth Martin from drowning, New Rochelle, New York, April 19, 1976. While attempting to swim across a cove, Kenneth, 16, suffered cramps and called for help. Erik, 11, schoolboy, entered the cold water and swam 150 feet to Kenneth, who was being aided by a taxi driver. Erik also took hold of Kenneth, who submerged him briefly. Together, Erik and the taxi driver towed Kenneth, who had calmed, 100 feet to where they were met by a man who took Kenneth the rest of the way to the bank.
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