Michael E. Elliott saved Ernest H. Salisbury from drowning, Gallipolis, Ohio, August 26, 1963. When he slipped from a log extending from the bank of a wide creek, Ernest, 11, schoolboy, struck his head and fell into deep water five feet below. Michael, 13, schoolboy, was swimming in the creek and saw Ernest rise to the surface inert and immediately sink again. Ernest again rose briefly while Michael swam 45 feet to him. Twenty-five feet from the nearest bank in water eight feet deep Michael took hold of Ernest, pulled him upward, and extended an arm across his chest. Ernest grasped Michael around the waist and twice caused them to be submerged briefly. Michael broke free of Ernest and then regained his hold across his chest. Ernest squirmed and jerked as Michael, doubting that he could get him up the vertical bank, towed him a 150 feet to a submerged sand bar. The mother of Ernest waded into the water and took him to the bank as Michael followed.
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