Jacob Frederick Schlott, 23, machinist, saved Raymond C., 12, and Mildred E. Herbert, 13, and John C. Mayer, 36, dairyman, from drowning, Lindenhurst, New York, September 4, 1927. While Raymond was swimming in Little Neck Creek, he became tired and struggled 25 feet from the bank. Mildred swam to him, but they clung together and bobbed up and down. Mayer thought he could wade to the children and ran into the water toward them. He went under the surface and did not reappear. Schlott, who was fully clothed and only a fair swimmer, entered the water and swam 50 feet at an angle to the children. While he was helping Raymond to climb upon his back, Mildred grabbed Schlott, and he struck her and stunned her. Schlott took hold of Mildred around the neck, and with great effort he then swam 15 feet to wadable water, Raymond still being on his back. When Schlott reached the bank, Mayer was discovered holding to Mildred’s ankle. Mildred and Mayer were unconscious but were revived.
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