Frank M. Kellam saved George Waring from drowning, Binghamton, New York, March 24, 1932. Waring, 71, night watchman, fell from a bridge into the Susquehanna River, where the water was 10 feet deep. He moved his arms weakly and was carried by a strong current away from the bridge. The water was very cold. Kellam, 27, clerk, removing his outer clothing, waded a few feet from the bank and then swam 125 feet across the current to Waring. Gripping Waring by the shoulder and turning him on his back, Kellam with great effort swam diagonally across the current for more than 600 feet to shallow water close to the bank. Waring was taken to the bank and to a hospital, where he died four days later of pneumonia.
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