John A. Dewey, Jr., 14, schoolboy, attempted to save Forrest E. Marvin, 9, from drowning, Mandan, North Dakota, February 21, 1930. While Forrest was riding in a boat, which his father rowed on overflow water of the Heart River, the boat struck a piling of a viaduct and upset. Forrest drifted in a gully where the current was 3 m.p.h. toward the bridge of a raiiroad track that crossed the gully. John, who was fully clothed and who was a poor swimmer, waded a step or two from the track and then swam 15 feet to Forrest, who was unconscious. Supporting Forrest, he tried to swim toward the track, but he was carried by the current under the bridge, the clearance of which was but 10 inches, and also under a similar bridge 125 feet from the first one. Soon afterward he became numb and lost his hold of Forrest. He then swam and drifted 200 feet farther to shallow water. He was too numb to get out alone and was aided by a man. Forrest drifted to shallow water, and a man rescued him. He was revived.
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