John C. Whiteman, Jr., rescued Delbert W. Danley from electric shock, Sedalia, Missouri, August 10, 1936. While climbing a tree, Delbert, 13, school-boy, got in contact with a wire that carried a current of 6,900 volts of electricity. He was shocked and fell unconscious on his back in a fork 20 feet above the ground. His right leg rested on the wire near his knee, and his right arm hung down. From a point in the tree higher than Delbert, John, 13, school-boy, descended a limb until he was five and a half feet from Delbert and almost opposite him. He leaped and with one hand took hold of Delbert’s right arm or sleeve, which dislodged Delbert, who fell to a lower fork. John dropped to the ground, catching hold of a limb temporarily as he was failing. He was not injured. Delbert regained consciousness and descended to the ground. He was burned severely but recovered.
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