Rose Marie Hicklin, 25, housewife, saved Wayne E. Coulter, 38, electrician, from drowning, Kelso, Washington, July 31, 1938. While wading in the Cowernan River, Coulter got beyond his depth, was submerged, and was unable to rise to the surface. He drifted to a point 20 feet from the bank. Mrs. Hicklin swam 15 feet to him, dived, touched his shoulder with one hand, and rose for air. She again dived and took hold of Coulter from behind, and brought him to the surface. She became tired and released her hold, and Coulter sank. She again dived; and Coulter, who was dazed, took hold of her bathing-suit. She took hold of his bathing-suit, swam to the surface, and then towed him as she swam 10 feet to wadable water.
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