Terry A. Laughlin helped to save Malcolm P. Carr from drowning, Deerfield, Ohio, June 5, 1967. While swimming in a lake, Carr, 23, laborer, experienced difficulty in water 14 feet deep 225 feet from the bank. He was submerged briefly, swallowing water, and then called for help. Miss Laughlin, 15, schoolgirl, swam 175 feet to Carr, who outweighed her by 80 pounds. When she attempted to aid him, Carr struggled with her and caused both to be submerged. Beneath the surface Carr’s struggles caused Miss Laughlin to lose her hold. She surfaced and by probing with her hands located Carr, who then was unconscious. Miss Laughlin drew Carr to the surface and, tiring rapidly, towed him 25 feet toward the bank. Another 15-year-old girl swam to them. Together, Miss Laughlin and the girl towed Carr 150 feet farther. A third girl met them in wadable water and aided in taking Carr the rest of the way to the bank, where he was revived.
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