George Andrew Clow saved Louis T. W. and Gary H. Coveney from drowning, Cape Croker, Ontario, July 8, 1962. When they attempted a distance swim in McGregor’s Harbor, schoolboys Louis, 14, and his brother Gary, 17, became exhausted and called for help. Clow, 18, schoolboy, who was somewhat tired after a lengthy swim, ran 150 feet along the shore to opposite the youths. He waded and swam 80 feet to Louis, who was treading water feebly. In water 12 feet deep, Clow grasped Louis by the hair and then towed him 40 feet to wadable water. While others aided Louis to shore, Clow swam 80 feet to Gary, who had been submerged briefly several times 120 feet from shore. Clow towed Gary 10 feet, impeded somewhat by choppy waves, and then lost his hold on him. Gary floundered and began to sink. He threw both arms around Clow, pinning one arm to his side. Both youths were submerged. Under the water Clow forcibly broke free from Gary, and they surfaced separately. Clow again took hold of Gary and towed him shoreward. Gary floundered wildly and once more was submerged, pulling Clow beneath the surface briefly and causing him to swallow water. After towing Gary a total of 80 feet, Clow reached wadable water. Gary was aided to shore by others as Clow followed.
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