Peter P. Likis, 31, miner, saved Helen Rasemas, 12, from drowning, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1928. While Helen and her sister were wading in the Susquehanna River, they got into water nine feet deep 15 feet from the bank. After assisting Helen’s sister to safety without danger to himself, Likis swam 17 feet to Helen, who was struggling. Likis took hold of Helen’s hand, and Helen wrapped her legs around one of his legs and tried to get hold of his neck. Likis with great exertion then swam to wadable water, towing Helen. He was gasping as a man on the bank reached out and relieved him of Helen. She was semiconscious but was revived.
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