Ralph William Buttery, 18, schoolboy, attempted to save G. William Willmott, 19, schoolboy, from drowning, Southampton, Ontario, August 2, 1927. While Willmott was swimming in Lake Huron at the entrance to Chantry Island Harbor, he became tired and called to Buttery for aid. Buttery swam 112 feet from the end of a pier to Willmott, took hold of him, and tried to swim toward the pier. They were carried farther away by a strong current, and Willmott became unconscious. Waves two feet high rolled over their heads, and Buttery called for help. Harold Alfred Davison then swam to them from the pier and helped to support Willmott a short time. The three drifted farther from the pier, and Harold sank. A little later Buttery and Willmott were rescued by two men, who swam from the pier and took a heavy plank to them and took them to the pier. Willmott was revived.
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