James A. McKinnon saved Wayne R. McCulloch from drowning, Souris, Manitoba, May 12, 1983. McCulloch, 19, was in his truck when it skidded on ice, slid out of control, and landed in the Souris River, where it sank in deep water about 20 feet from the bank. A poor swimmer, McCulloch climbed from the truck, surfaced, and shouted for help. Driving nearby, McKinnon, 28, municipal assessment officer, saw the accident and ran to the river bank. Despite the river’s swift current and the coldness of the water, McKinnon swam to McCulloch, who struggled with McKinnon and submerged him, causing him to swallow water. When McCulloch, who outweighed McKinnon, ceased struggling, McKinnon swam with him back to the bank.
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