Richard Duane Williams, 10, schoolboy, saved Anthony J. Cucinotta, Jr., 9, and James E. Fischer, 10, from drowning, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 12, 1965. In a pool below a dam in West Fork Creek, Anthony and James got into difficulty in water six feet deep eight feet from the steep bank which was formed of piled rocks. Anthony grasped James and caused both to be submerged. Duane, who was not a good swimmer, removed his shoes and shirt, slid down the rocks, and entered the water. He swam eight feet to where Anthony was attempting to climb onto James, causing him to be submerged several times. Duane took hold of Anthony, who retained his hold on James. After Duane had towed both two feet, Anthony’s hold slipped from James. Although winded and tired, Duane towed Anthony six feet farther and boosted him onto the rocks. Anthony climbed out as Duane swam back to James, who by then was inert. Duane towed James six feet to the rocks and found a more gradual slope. He boosted James onto the rocks and climbed out of the water.
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