Peter P. McLaughlin, 14, schoolboy, helped to save William A. Adams, Jr., 24, golf caddie, from drowning, Goleta, California, June 6, 1965. Adams was swimming in the Pacific Ocean and called for help in water 20 feet deep 425 feet from shore. As Robert E. Glaves, Sr., removed his jacket and entered the water, his father asked McLaughlin to assist in the rescue. McLaughlin removed his sweat shirt and shoes and followed Glaves into the cold water, which affected their breathing. McLaughlin passed Glaves and swam to Adams, who was alternately sinking and rising. Glaves followed McLaughlin to Adams. Both were somewhat winded and very cold. McLaughlin took hold of Adams under the chin and began towing him toward shore. Glaves took hold of the feet of Adams, supporting them and kicking to aid McLaughlin as they swam against the tide. With effort they continued to wadable water 30 feet from shore. Both McLaughlin and Glaves were tired. Others waded to them and aided in taking Adams to the beach. He recovered.
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