H. David Goolsby, 14, schoolboy, saved Henry C. Schulte, 44, rancher from drowning, Teague, Texas, July 30, 1966. While attempting to swim his horse across a lake, Schulte’s bootstrap became caught on a submerged tree and he was pulled from the horse, which rolled over and forced him under the water. Schulte rose to the surface but then was pulled under by the weight of water in his coveralls and boots. David was swimming in the lake and swam 300 feet toward Schulte, who called for help as he surfaced briefly twice. David swam 300 feet farther and dived where he had seen Schulte go under 35 feet from the bank in water 30 feet deep. In diving David struck his knee on some submerged object as he descended 20 feet and found Schulte, who by then was unconscious. David experienced acute pain in his chest for want of air and surfaced. He then dived again. David took hold of Schulte by his coveralls and swam to the surface. Pushing Schulte while holding his head out of the water, David swam 20 feet toward the bank and reached wadable water. He waded to the bank with Schulte. David revived Schulte, who recovered.
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