James T. Anthony III, 17, schoolboy, attempted to save Rayfield Reed, 13, schoolboy, from drowning, Chestertown, Maryland, June 25, 1930. Rayfield fell from a bridge into the Chester River 640 feet from the bank. James, almost fully clothed, jumped from the bridge and swam 15 feet to him. Rayfield grasped him at the neck with both hands, but James freed himself, grasped Rayfield across the chest, and tried to swim toward the bridge. James maintained his position for a time and was then carried farther from the bridge by a current. He changed his hold of Rayfield from time to time, became greatly fatigued, and finally held Rayfield by the hair, but was unable to keep his head above the surface. When they were 300 feet from the bridge, they were joined by another boy, who was a good swimmer. The three drifted 300 feet farther in the current and then were picked up by men in a motorboat. Rayfield was semiconscious, but he was revived. James was extremely fatigued.
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