Mark Augustus Tobin saved a man from drowning, Sydney, Nova Scotia, June 1, 1982. Tobin, 33, a disabled bricklayer, was fishing in the Sydney River when a man apparently intent on suicide entered the water and was immediately carried away by the swift current. Although he was legally blind, Tobin entered the water on hearing the man splashing and started to swim out to him. Enroute, Tobin was submerged by his rubber waders, which he had to remove under water. He then swam to the man, who submerged him twice. Surfacing, Tobin secured a hold on the struggling man, and swam with him about 100 feet back to wadable water.
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