Sidney E. Phillips, 26, motion-picture operator, attempted to save Frank S. Milne, 25, theater door-man, from drowning, Bonneville, Oregon, July 16, 1935. While wading near a sand-bar in the Columbia River, Milne stepped into deep water between the bar and the shore, where there was a strong current. A woman standing in wadable water tried to aid him, was grasped and briefly submerged, and then freed herself and swam to the bar. Milne drifted a few feet and then sank. Meanwhile Phillips waded from the bank and swam toward Milne. After swimming 65 feet, he dived and swam to the bottom, took hold of Milne, and swam to the surface. After a struggle in which both were twice briefly submerged, Phillips, who was winded, supported Milne with one hand and trod water. Milne became unconscious. Another man swam from the bar, took Milne from Phillips, and swam toward the bank. Phillips then went under the surface, and the man pulled him to the surface and turned him to face the bank. Phillips, who then was dazed, swam 40 feet to wadable water, being aided by an occasional shove from the man, who swam behind him and towed Milne. Milne was revived.
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