Herbert S. Hull, 13, schoolboy, saved Marvin P. Aeschbacher, 8, from drowning, New Waterford, Ohio, June 4, 1962. Marvin, 8, another boy, 9, and an 8-year-old girl were on a platform in a lake and fell from it into water beyond their depth, where all were submerged briefly. Marvin, a non-swimmer, grasped the boy and then the girl, both of whom could swim, and caused each to be submerged briefly. Marvin’s aunt, mother of the boy and girl, entered the water and swam to where they then were struggling in water seven feet deep 50 feet from the bank. The three children grasped her around the neck, and Marvin climbed onto her back. All were submerged briefly. The woman then freed herself from her children, but Marvin clung to her neck and wrapped his legs around her waist, pinning her arms. Both again were submerged briefly. Herbert, 13, schoolboy, who was fully clothed, was attracted and ran 15 feet to the water’s edge. He kicked off hie shoes, entered the water, and swam to behind Marvin and the woman. Herbert pulled Marvin from the back of the woman, who told her children to swim to the bank. They did so. Marvin attempted to grasp Herbert, who evaded him and placed one arm across his chest. Marvin struggled briefly, but Herbert calmed him. Herbert then towed Marvin 15 feet to wadable water and carried him thence to the bank as the woman followed.
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