Lawrence L. Tarrillion saved Winston D. Byrom from drowning, San Antonio, Texas, January 30, 1936. Winston, 11, coasted on his bicycle toward the bank of the San Antonio River, lost control, and pitched from the bank, which rose vertically four feet above the water, into water 10 feet from the bank and eight feet deep. Lawrence, 14, schoolboy, who was attracted by the plunge, removed his shoes and jacket, dived from the bank, and rose close to Winston. Winston grabbed Lawrence around the neck, and both were submerged. Without trying to break Winston’s hold, Lawrence swam to the surface and called for help. Winston slightly relaxed his hold, and Lawrence shifted him to his right side and swam 25 feet with the current to wadable water. Both waded to a low part of the bank. Winston was dazed, and Lawrence was tired and winded.
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