Louise E. Cannon, 58, boardinghouse operator, saved Julianna T. Boulter, 4, from drowning, Victoria, Prince Edward Island, December 6, 1965. Julianna fell into the icy water of Victoria Harbour. Mrs. Cannon, a poor swimmer, was attracted and ran 125 feet to a wharf. She saw Julianna floating face down 20 feet from the wharf in water 12 feet deep. Despite warnings from her daughter and husband, Mrs. Cannon descended a ladder alongside the wharf and dropped into the water fully clothed. Although shocked by the cold water, she swam 20 feet to Julianna, who was inert, and took hold of her. Breathing heavily and tiring rapidly, Mrs. Cannon towed Julianna 15 feet toward the wharf. A man then threw one end of a rope to her. Mrs. Cannon grasped the rope and, holding Julianna, was pulled to the ladder. She handed Julianna to another man on the wharf and then climbed out of the water unaided. Julianna was revived.
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