Robert Alan Moyer, 13, schoolboy, helped to save Marvin W. Lohr, 52, restaurateur, and saved Geneva M. Lohr, 52, from drowning, Frederic, Michigan, May 4, 1965. A boat occupied by Lohr and his wife overturned in North Blue Lake and threw them into cold water at least 12 feet deep 60 feet from shore. Attempting to free his wife from an anchor rope which held her alongside the boat, Lohr became badly dazed and lapsed into deep shock. Mrs. Lohr held him against the boat and shouted for help. Robert and Allan P. McCool heard the shouts and ran a half a mile along the lake to opposite the overturned boat. Robert removed his shirt and shoes while Allan undressed to hie underwear. They swam to the boat and tried to push it, but it was held by the anchors. Mrs. Lohr urged them to aid her husband. With Lohr between them, Robert and Allan towed him 25 feet and then lost their holds. Lohr sank. Robert and Allan brought him back to the surface and towed him to the edge of fallen trees which extended five feet from shore. They were unable to get him out of the water. Allan sat on a fallen tree and held Lohr’s head above water as Robert swam back to Mrs. Lohr, who could not swim. Robert pulled upward on the anchor rope, providing enough slack for Mrs. Lohr to work the loop over her head. He then took hold of her under the arms and with difficulty swam shoreward on his back. Robert towed Mrs. Lohr to the fallen trees and then summoned help. The Lohrs were hospitalized and recovered.
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