Robert K. Hayward saved Arthur F. C. Miller from drowning, Saint John’s, Newfoundland, May 7, 1933. Miller, 19, fell from a motorboat into water 60 feet deep in Saint John’s Harbor 500 feet from shore. A wind of 40 to 50 m.p.h. was blowing, and there were waves three feet high. The water was extremely cold. The boat, which was somewhat disabled and moved slowly, drifted farther from Miller. When the boat was 100 feet from Miller, Robert, 17, who was heavily clothed, dived and swam toward Miller. Miller was repeatedly submerged and was about to sink when Robert reached him after swimming with difficulty against the waves. Waves washed over Robert as he took hold of Miller, who was unconscious. Robert trod water and at times made swimming strokes as he supported Miller. After Robert had been in the water eight minutes and had become dazed and numb, a small boat was rowed to him from shore, and he and Miller were pulled into the boat and taken to the shore. Miller was revived.
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