Leo F. Hughes, 15, schoolboy, saved Morris Forbeck, 16, schoolboy, from drowning, Yellow Springs, Ohio, June 6, 1933. While swimming in Yellow Springs Creek, Morris got into difficulty in water seven feet deep at a point 15 feet from the bank. After he had grasped a youth who tried to aid him and the youth had freed himself and left, Leo dived and swam 20 feet to Morris and went under the surface to get hold of him. Leo put his arm around Morris, and under water Morris placed both of his arms against Leo’s throat, pushing his head back. On the bottom, Leo pushed Morris away. Both rose, and Morris again went under the surface. Leo swam 10 feet to wadable water and regained his breath and then swam back to Morris, who had risen to the surface. Morris grasped Leo and pulled him downward. Leo quickly freed himself and then grabbed Morris’s hair and swam and towed him 10 feet to wadable water. Others helped him carry Morris to the bank. Morris was semiconscious but was revived.
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