Marshall McIver, 28, chauffeur, saved Jack Beatty, 29, chauffeur, from drowning, Ossining, New York, July 11, 1937. While swimming in the Hudson River, Beatty called for help in water 10 feet deep 365 feet from the bank. McIver swam 70 feet to Beatty and took hold of his bathing-suit. Beatty took hold of McIver’s bathing-suit, and they were submerged briefly. Failing in an attempt to break Beatty’s hold, McIver released him and struck him on the forehead with his fist; and Beatty released his hold and was almost helpless. Again taking hold of Beatty’s bathing-suit, McIver swam pushing Beatty 140 feet toward the bank, dipping under the surface several times in his effort to support Beatty, who was unconscious, and also to try to touch bottom. He touched in water seven feet deep and repeatedly pushed himself upward. A motor-boat then arrived, and McIver and Beatty were taken by it to water three feet deep. Beatty was revived.
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