Margaret M. Reso saved Thedora M. Dickinson from drowning, Yardley, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1934. While swimming in the Delaware River in water eight feet deep 190 feet from the bank, Mrs. Dickinson, 27, lost her strength and with great exertion was barely able to maintain herself at the surface. From water four feet deep on a small submerged rock, Margaret, 17, schoolgirl, swam 20 feet to her, placed her hand under her chin, and trod water. Mrs. Dickinson, who had lost self control, grasped at Margaret but got no hold. Margaret then turned Mrs. Dickinson on her back and, fearing because of the current that she could not take her to the rock, towed her toward the bank. She was briefly submerged once or twice by Mrs. Dickinson’s weight as she with great exertion swam 150 feet to wadable water. Both waded to the bank.
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