Jack Howard Dingman, 12, schoolboy, died attempting to save Donald W. Dunbar, 8, from drowning, Port Huron, Michigan, July 11, 1930. Jack, Donald, and two older boys drifted in a rowboat without oars 40 feet from the bank of the Saint Clair River, and the older boys then left the boat and swam to the bank. Jack and Donald also left the boat, and as they were swimming toward the bank, Donald went under the surface. Jack swam several feet to him, and while they were drifting in a current of 3 to 4 m.p.h., Jack towed Donald as he swam seven feet toward the bank. Leaving Donald, Jack swam a few feet closer to the bank, but he returned to him and supported him as both swam eight feet toward the bank. Donald then was swimming rather well, and Jack swam alone toward the bank, but he did not reach it and was drowned. Donald, who continued to swim, drifted in the current more than 100 feet, was momentarily submerged several times, and then sank and was drowned.
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