Robert Michael Sheridan saved Susie Antrobus from drowning, Lillooet, British Columbia, February 19, 1995. While fishing the Seton River with a friend, Ms. Antrobus, 76, fell into the water, which was frigid. A very swift current carried her toward a dam downstream, but she grasped a log boom that spanned the river and held to it. Driving on a road along the river, Sheridan, 35, store manager, was alerted by the friend. He immediately shed his shoes and jacket, dived into the river, and swam with the current to the boom. He pulled himself atop it, then maneuvered toward Ms. Antrobus. Grasping her, Sheridan worked his way backward, atop the boom, pulling Ms. Antrobus. When they were close to the bank, he left the boom and pulled her the remaining distance to safety. Ms. Antrobus was treated at the hospital for hypothermia, and Sheridan too suffered from exposure to the cold water. They recovered.
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