John J. Sholly saved a man from drowning, Des Moines, Iowa, June 7, 1983. When a 76-year-old man jumped from a bridge into the middle of the Des Moines River and was carried away by the current, Sholly, 42, clergyman, ran to the bank, removed his coat, and jumped in after him. Despite the high, swift water, Sholly swam to the man, who struggled with him. Able to establish a hold on him, Sholly took the man against the current back to the bank, where they were assisted out of the water by others. The man was admitted to a hospital for observation.
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