Robert A. Pulido, Jr., saved Osbaldo I. Colunga from drowning, Pinehurst, Texas, April 3, 1983. When the kayak he was paddling in Circle Lake overturned, Osbaldo, 11, was thrown into 10 feet of water. He floundered and submerged as the kayak floated out of his reach. Robert, 13, student, dived into the lake fully clothed, swam about 90 feet to Osbaldo, and pulled his head above water. Robert then began to swim with Osbaldo toward the bank, but Osbaldo panicked and struggled, impairing Robert’s efforts. As Robert supported Osbaldo in the water about 45 feet from the bank, two men arrived on a paddleboat and took the boys to the bank. Robert and Osbaldo were exhausted, but they recovered.
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