Jack Robert Sharp saved Susann and Karl Edler from drowning, Mesquite, Texas, May 16, 1982. Susann, 4, and Karl, 4 months, were trapped in the cabin of a capsized and sinking sailboat on Lake Ray Hubbard. Sailing nearby, Sharp, 31, stockbroker, entered the water, submerged, and cleared the cabin of debris. He then entered the cabin to an air pocket in the boat’s exposed bow, where he seized Susann and swam with her from the boat. After taking her to the safety of his boat, Sharp returned to the sailboat, which had sunk further. He submerged and again entered the cabin to its air pocket. Holding Karl, he swam from the cabin, surfaced, and went back to his boat. The sailboat sank in the 45-foot-deep water shortly after.
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