Lorne D. Kask, 14, schoolboy, saved Yoichi Nakamura, 10, and attempted to save Norman Nakata, 13, from drowning, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 23, 1965. Yoichi, a very poor swimmer, and Norman, who could not swim, paddled a raft to 30 feet from the bank in Burrard inlet. The raft sank, and Yoichi and Norman called for help as they struggled to stay afloat in water 20 feet deep. Lorne, who was diabetic, ran 150 feet to the bank, where he removed his shirt, eyeglasses, and shoes. He dived into the water and swam 30 feet to where Yoichi still was afloat. Norman had sunk. Lorne dived 10 feet without finding Norman and returned to the surface. He then saw that Yoichi also had sunk and was three feet underwater. Lorne brought Yoichi to the surface and towed him to the bank. Returning to where he last had seen Norman, Lorne searched the area, diving repeatedly to 10 feet beneath the surface. He could not find Norman. Lorne was fatigued and cold. Firemen arrived, and Lorne swam to the bank. Divers later recovered the body of Norman.
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