Marian Petrie saved Robert J. Culbert from drowning, Port Orchard, Washington, August 5, 1934. While swimming in Long Lake, Culbert, 29, whose legs were partially paralyzed, became tired. He was momentarily submerged in water 10 feet deep at a point 100 feet from the bank, where he threshed and called for help. Miss Petrie, 26, stenographer, who was the only other adult in the water, swam 30 feet to Culbert. Holding him by the ear, she swam and towed him 70 feet at an angle toward the bank and got footing 50 feet from it. While swimming, she had tried once or twice to touch bottom. When she got footing, she expected Culbert also to stand, but he grabbed at her, was momentarily submerged, and threshed. Miss Petrie became frightened and called for help. Two men waded to Culbert, who had become unconscious, and carried him to the bank, Miss Petrie following them. Culbert was revived.
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