James G. Gabelle, 48, writer, attempted to save R. Gregory Henderson, 17, clerk, from drowning, Hopefield, Arkansas, April 24, 1921. When a boat in which they were riding tilted and began to fill with water, Gregory and two younger boys dived from it into Hopefield Lake about 350 feet from the bank. Gregory, upon rising to the surface, called for help. Gabelle, who was recuperating from a serious illness and was dressed, waded from the bank and swam 330 feet to Gregory. He took hold of Gregory and swam about 15 feet with him, but Gregory then seized him around the neck, and both sank. Gabelle broke his hold and swam about 250 feet toward the bank with him, but he was again seized around the neck by Gregory, and they sank. They rose separately, and Gabelle pushed Gregory about 10 feet toward the bank. Gregory then sank, and although Gabelle dived in efforts to locate him, him, he was unsuccessful, and Gregory was drowned. Gabelle reached the bank in a weakened condition.
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