G. Frank Flynn, 14, schoolboy, saved Bertram W. Clarke, 15, schoolboy, from drowning, Machiasport, Maine, June 15, 1921. Bertram fell from a wharf into the Machias River, where the water was 10 feet deep. Frank, who was heavily dressed, dived into the water to Bertram, who was eight feet from the wharf, and took hold of him. Bertram in fright broke loose and climbed on Frank’s back. They sank, but Frank got free under water. Upon rising, he grasped Bertram and swam with him about five feet against a strong current toward the wharf. Bertram then got on his shoulders, and both were submerged. When they rose, Bertram was unable to interfere further. They drifted steadily away from the wharf, and Frank supported Bertram at the surface, aided somewhat by a stick which was thrown to them from the wharf. A boat was brought to them after they had drifted to a point 55 feet from the wharf, and the boys were taken into it, Frank then being too weak to get in himself. 21586-1850
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G. Frank Flynn, 60, vice president and sales manager of Douglas Distributing Co., died on March 4, 1967, in a Little Rock, Ark., hospital.
Born in Philadelphia, he had been a resident of North Little Rock, Ark., for 11 years. He was a member and elder of the Park Hill Christian Church, a 32nd-degree Mason, and a member of the Sebastian Lodge in Fort Smith.
(Edited from an obituary in the Arkansas Democrat, March 5, 1967.)