John F. Langendorfer, 53, accountant, saved Kenneth F. Knowles, 13, school-boy, from drowning, Bath, New York, July 18, 1936. Kenneth swam and drifted to water eight feet deep 15 feet from the bank of an indentation in the Cohocton River, was submerged briefly twice, and then threshed wildly. Langendorfer, who was fully clothed and suffered from a heart disorder, called to a boy to aid Kenneth; but the boy did not respond. Langendorfer waded from the bank and then swam 10 feet to Kenneth and took hold of him, Kenneth took hold of Langendorfer with one arm, and Langendorfer pulled the arm away. He then took hold of Kenneth at the back of his neck and swam to water three to four feet deep. They waded to the bank. A few minutes later Langendorfer suffered from a heart attack and was disabled for four or five days.
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