Jason B. Milligan helped to save a girl from drowning, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 10, 1999. A 13-year-old girl was being washed downstream by the extremely swift current of the Kinnickinnic River, which was swollen from heavy rain. From the bank of the river, Milligan, 18, metal cutter, saw the girl being swept away. He immediately removed items of attire and entered the water, but he lost his footing and also was pulled downstream. Milligan swam to the girl, who then grasped him around the neck and held to him as they were swept away. As they approached a bridge crossing the river, firefighters threw a life preserver with nylon line attached, and Milligan caught it. He held to it with one hand while holding the girl with the other, and police and firefighters pulled them to the bank and out of the water. Both Milligan and the girl were taken to the hospital, where Milligan was treated for abrasions. He recovered.
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