Louise Reece attempted to save Angela Hendrickson from drowning, Williamsville, Missouri, August 13, 1978. Angela, 8, a non-swimmer, was caught by the current while wading in the Black River. Although she could not swim, Mrs. Reece, 52, nurse’s aide, waded to Angela. The current carried them into deeper water; and there Angela wrapped her legs around Mrs. Reece, who was submerged. Others arrived, including men in a boat, by means of which Angela and Mrs. Reece were taken to safety. Angela was unharmed, but Mrs. Reece required hospitalization.
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