Jack G. Bunch helped to save Cheryl A. Beatty from drowning, Elkhart, Indiana, April 30, 1987. Miss Beatty, 29, was in a boat with several other people when the boat sank in the middle of the St. Joseph River. Miss Beatty, who was pregnant, called for help as the current began to carry her downstream. Bunch, 52, janitor, who was on a bank of the river, removed his shoes and jumped into the water. He swam to Miss Beatty and, as she clung to his shirt, began to swim toward the bank with her in tow. Miss Beatty pulled Bunch under water once, but he continued to tow her toward shore. Before he could make it in, he became exhausted and called for help. A man swam one end of a rope to Bunch, and, with Miss Beatty still clinging to him, they were pulled in by persons on the bank.
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