Lee Kenneth Murray saved Betty-Lou H. Nadelko from drowning, Courtenay, British Columbia, July 23, 2013. While tubing, Nadelko, 60, was thrown into the swift water of the Puntledge River. A loose tow rope from the tube became wrapped around her and caught in rocks on the bed of the river, keeping her submerged. In another party at the scene, Murray, 44, commercial fisherman, saw the accident. When Nadelko did not surface, he swam across the river to the point at which he last saw her. Diving, he located her and then traced her body and the extended rope to where it was snagged. He dislodged the rope, freeing Nadelko, and took her to the surface. Positioning Nadelko atop him, Murray floated downstream to a beach, where a man helped him remove her from the water. Nadelko required hospitalization for treatment of ill effects, and she recovered.
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