Harry A. Jensen saved Eugene H. Mathews from drowning, Madison, Nebraska, July 27, 1932. While fishing and wading in Union Creek, Mathews, 36, garage proprietor, who was unable to swim, stepped over the edge of a hole into water 12 feet deep. He bobbed up and down and struggled wildly. Harry, 16, schoolboy, who also was clothed and weighed much less than Mathews, swam 45 feet to the hole, dived eight feet, and rose close to him. Mathews grasped him around the neck, and they went under the surface. While Harry struggled to get free, Mathews held fast and bit and scratched Harry’s arm. They rose to the surface, and Harry forced Mathews away with his knee, and Mathews sank. Harry let himself down to reach Mathews, and Mathews grabbed Harry’s clothing and climbed upon him. Harry again broke Mathews’s hold, and rising to the surface, he grasped him from behind and swam 30 feet to shallow water close to the bank.
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