James R. S. Brennan saved Timothy S. Prall from drowning, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, May 26, 1996. Prall, 28, and a friend were fishing from a canoe on Ramsey Lake when the canoe tipped over and spilled them into the frigid water at a point about 200 feet from the bank. They struggled to stay afloat. Fishing from the bank in that vicinity, Brennan, 31, carpenter, saw the accident. He removed his coat and boots, then waded and swam to the men. Brennan grasped Prall with one hand and swam toward the bank with the other; en route, Prall submerged him repeatedly. In wadable water, Brennan was assisted in getting Prall to the bank. Prall’s friend was rescued by others. Prall and Brennan required medical attention for effects of the cold, Brennan remaining hospitalized five days for treatment of hypothermia and bronchitis.
71820 – 818571820-8185