John Lynn Haight saved Leonard F. Wrobel from drowning, Rogue River, Oregon, June 29, 2011. Wrobel, 70, slipped and fell into the cold, swift-moving water of the Rogue River, which adjoined his property. Losing consciousness, he was swept downstream. A neighbor, Haight, 54, sales manager, was alerted to the situation. Seeing Wrobel floating face down, he ran to the river and, fully clothed, dived into it from his dock. Although he had lost sight of Wrobel, Haight swam downstream in search of him and caught up to him after going about 200 feet. In water beyond his depth, he grasped Wrobel, who outweighed him, and swam to the bank, pulling him. Haight maneuvered Wrobel partially out of the water onto a concrete slab, where he worked to revive him. Emergency personnel responded and required the use of a raft to remove Haight and Wrobel from the scene. Wrobel required hospitalization, and Haight sustained significant muscle strain from his exertion, for which he underwent therapy.
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