Margaret L. Prince attempted to save Cora Lee Woodson from drowning, Point, Texas, August 2, 1935. While Miss Woodson, 18, was supporting herself by means of a timber five feet long in a pond at a point 20 feet from the bank, a boy took hold of the timber and swam away with it. Miss Woodson bobbed up and down in water 10 feet deep. Miss Prince, 19, student, who was a poor swimmer, waded from the bank, swam 15 feet to Miss Woodson, and was grasped at her shoulders. After a struggle in which both were twice briefly submerged, Miss Prince freed herself, and Miss Woodson again was submerged. Meanwhile, William A. Rabb dived from a board at the opposite bank 20 feet from Miss Woodson and swam toward them, reaching a point within five feet of Miss Woodson when Miss Prince got free. Miss Prince, who was gasping, trod water nearby. Miss Woodson rose and grasped William, and both were submerged. William freed himself under water and pushed Miss Woodson to the surface as he rose. Miss Woodson again was submerged, and William went under and again pushed her to the surface. He then supported her for a few seconds until the other boy brought back the timber. All got hold of the timber, and William and Miss Prince swam and towed it to wadable water. The three then waded to the bank.
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