Raymond T. Freeman saved Jack Sanders from drowning, Osceola, Missouri, June 2, 1931. Jack, 10, fell from a rock ledge into the Osage River and was carried to a point six feet from the base of a dam, where the water was eight feet deep. A heavy flow of water was dropping 12 feet over the dam, and the water was turbulent and foamy. Raymond, 17, laborer, fully clothed, jumped from the ledge and swam a few feet to Jack. Holding Jack, who grasped him and tried to climb upon him, Raymond swam eight feet and got footing on a submerged part of the ledge in water to his neck. A man on the ledge helped them to get out.
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