Timothy M. McKeown saved Joseph W. VanDerslice from drowning, West Fairview, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1984. Joseph, 8, struggled against the swift current of Conodoguinet Creek as he attempted to hold onto a bridge piling near the creek’s confluence with the Susquehanna River. Timothy, 13, student, dived into the creek and swam about 40 feet to Joseph. In an ensuing struggle, both boys submerged several times as the current pulled them closer to the river, which was swollen. With Joseph on his back, Timothy swam toward the bank, then waded the last several feet.
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