James L. Crane saved Colin J. Shea from drowning, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 28, 1970. An automobile driven by Shea, 63, machinist, accidentally plunged into the Saint John River and sank. Shea escaped and surfaced but, being a poor swimmer, had difficulty staying afloat. Among those attracted was Crane, 32, criminologist, who saw Shea sink 35 feet from the bank and remain submerged. Crane removed his coat and entered the cold water. By the time he had swum to where Shea had gone under, Crane was beginning to feel numb and his legs were tiring. He submerged, found Shea, and took him to the surface. Using mostly arm movements, Crane towed Shea toward the bank. Crane was having difficulty breathing by the time he had swum 30 feet to a man who had waded into the water. Shea was taken the rest of the way to the bank, where Crane revived him.
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