G. Colbert Lee, 25, salesman, died attempting to save Charles Barnes,21, iron-worker’s helper, from drowning, Melrose, Massachusetts, June 14, 1938. While swimming in Ell Pond, Barnes became distressed; and two girls towed him in water 12 feet deep to a point 140 feet from the bank. Lee, responding to calls for help, waded from the bank and then swam 115 feet to Barnes, the girls meanwhile having left him and having swum toward the bank. Barnes threw one arm around Lee’s neck, and they were submerged. A struggle ensued, the water being churned greatly. The heads of the men bobbed up slightly, and then they sank. A few minutes later the bodies were recovered. Neither could be revived.
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