Nathan Jack Kinnon, 18, schoolboy, saved an unidentified boy, about 8, from drowning, Alameda, California, May, 1968. Kinnon was crossing a bridge over a canal when he saw the boy submerging intermittently in the deep water. Without delaying to remove any of his clothing, Kinnon climbed onto the bridge railing and dived into the water 25 feet below. Impeded by his attire and swimming against the current, he swam 650 feet and reached the boy. By then only the top of the boy’s head was at the surface. Kinnon towed the boy 350 feet diagonally across the current to the bank and climbed out. He then administered artificial respiration to the boy, forcing water from him. After resting a short time, the boy was able to return home.
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