L. D. Kelly saved Elmer S. Howell from drowning, Macon, Missouri, July 10, 1932. While wading in a pond, Howell, 24, dairyman, unexpectedly stepped into water eight feet deep and was momentarily submerged. He then threshed. Kelly, 14, schoolboy, who was much smaller and lighter than Howell, from another part of the pond swam 200 feet through deep water to Howell, who was then submerged. Kelly dived in an effort to get hold of Howell but did not see him and rose. He then turned and faced Howell, who had come up behind him. He pushed Howell away when Howell grabbed at him, and then as Howell was sinking, he pulled him to the surface. Holding Howell with both hands, Kelly swam 25 feet to wadable water and dragged him to the bank. Howell was unconscious but was revived.
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