Philip Douglas Simon, 14, schoolboy, saved Annie L. DeVries, 2, and Thomas D. Boslooper, 7, and attempted to save Peter Boslooper, 34, oil station proprietor, from drowning, Ironton, Michigan, August 20, 1930. While Thomas, his 3-year-old sister and their father, Philip, Annie, and another child were riding on Lake Charlevoix in a boat, which was being rowed by Annie’s father, the boat swamped in waves two feet high. All were thrown into water 15 feet deep 100 feet from shore. Philip was holding Annie as the boat swamped, and he swam 60 feet, supporting her, and then waded to shore. Although he was tired, he waded and then swam 40 feet and dived at the point at which Thomas and Boslooper had disappeared. He pulled Thomas, who was holding Boslooper tightly around the neck, away from Boslooper. Holding Thomas, he rose, swam 40 feet, and then waded to shore. Thomas was unconscious. After reviving him, Philip waded and swam to Boslooper and brought him to shore. Boslooper could not be revived. The others drifted to wadable water on the boat.
30464 – 256230464-2562