Eugene Robert Oatman, 12, schoolboy, saved Robert H. Craig, 15, schoolboy, from drowning, Omro, Wisconsin, May 20, 1928. While Craig and Eugene were paddling a boat in the old channel of the Fox River, their boat capsized, and both were thrown into the water. Craig, who could not swim, bobbed up and down. Eugene, who started toward the bank, returned and dived to Craig. A struggle followed in which Eugene had much difficulty in freeing himself. He then grasped Craig’s hair and towed him with great effort 130 feet to wadable water. They were given aid, Craig being unconscious. Eugene was very tired and fainted on the bank. Both were revived.
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