Lillie Belle Baukat saved Clara B. Walkling and Carrie D. Tuckerman from drowning, Nokomis, Florida, September 16, 1936. A sedan automobile in which Mrs. Walkling, 54, and Mrs. Tuckerman, 55, were riding plunged into Shackett Creek and rested in an upright position in water 10 feet deep 35 feet from the bank, where there was a current of four m.p.h. From the bank Mrs. Baukat, 22, housewife, who was clothed, waded and then swam 12 feet to the automobile and then down to an open window, through which Mrs. Walkling’s head was extending. Mrs. Baukat pulled Mrs. Walkling through the window and pushed her up to the top of the automobile, which was four feet below the surface. Mrs. Baukat then swam to a door at the other side, opened it, and pulled Mrs. Tuckerman from the automobile. Mrs. Tuckerman threw both arms around Mrs. Baukat’s neck, but she broke the hold, and they rose. Taking hold of Mrs. Tuckerman, Mrs. Baukat swam 50 feet to wadable water. She was exhausted, and both women were assisted out of the water. Later Mrs. Walkling was taken to the bank in a boat.
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