Harold L. Shore saved Robert L. Mottner from suffocation, Seattle, Washington, October 24, 1969. Shore, 20, laborer, watched through a manhole at ground level while two other laborers were working in an underground section of a sewage system with Mottner, 52, construction engineer. He heard two of the men call out warnings of gas before all three lost consciousness. The two laborers collapsed to seated positions on the floor of the chamber, but Mottner fell face down in a channel in which raw sewage was moving through the underground structure. Shore then descended into the chamber but lost consciousness as soon as he reached the bottom. He also fell into the channel and, with Mottner, was carried through a section of the sewer into a pit in a pump station about 100 feet from the chamber. In the better air in the pit, Shore revived. He moved to Mottner, who still was face down in the sewage, and revived him. The other two men later were removed from the underground chamber and revived. Each of the four men was hospitalized for some period, and all recovered.
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