Gilmer E. Dunlop saved Anna A. Downie and Nora M. McDonnell from drowning, Darlington, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1932. While Anna, 17, and Miss McDonnell, 23, were swimming in the Loyalhanna Creek, Anna became tired and went under the surface momentarily at a point 25 feet from the bank. She then threw both of her arms around Miss McDonnell’s neck, and they struggled frantically and were twice briefly submerged. From wadable water Dunlop, 24, draftsman, swam 25 feet to them, and while he was trying to separate them, Miss McDonnell grasped him around the neck. All three were submerged. Under water, Dunlop forcibly freed himself, Anna let go her hold of Miss McDonnell, and they rose to the surface. Dunlop then took hold of Anna and swam 25 feet against a very strong current to wadable water. Breathing heavily, he swam back to Miss McDonnell, who was unconscious. Dunlop went under the surface, grasped Miss McDonnell, rose, and towed her as he swam 25 feet to wadable water. Miss McDonnell was revived.
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