Terry Lee Van Ellen helped to save Milton D. Hadlock from drowning, Des Moines, Iowa, May 10, 1982. Milton, 16, was being pulled to the bank in the 20-foot-deep water of the Des Moines River by a fisherman after the rubber raft Milton had been riding went over the Scott Avenue Dam and pitched him into the water. When the fisherman began to tire, Van Ellen, 35, unemployed truck driver, dived into the river and swam about 200 feet to the pair. Reaching them and taking hold of Milton, Van Ellen helped to take Milton to the bank. Milton recovered after a brief hospital stay.
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