Herbert H. Searl, 14, schoolboy, saved Warren H. Bresler, 12, schoolboy, from drowning, San Diego, California, June 26, 1927. Warren fell from a sailboat into San Diego Bay about 225 feet from shore. Herbert was at the tiller, and he headed the boat into the wind and told his young brother to stay with the boat regardless of what might happen. He then entered the water and swam 150 feet through choppy waves to Warren, who was wholly under water. He took Warren to the surface, but Warren grabbed Herbert around the neck, and both were submerged momentarily. The sailboat was handled awkwardly and did not return to them. After a brief struggle, Herbert freed himself and then swam, towing Warren, toward a boat that was anchored 225 feet from them. Warren grabbed him again and caused him to go under the surface briefly, but Herbert freed himself. After Herbert swam 175 feet with Warren, both were reached by a man in a rowboat and were taken to the shore.
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