Violet Maxine Barber, 22, school-teacher, saved W. Raymond Goodpaster, 35, horse dealer, from drowning, Grange City, Kentucky, July 10, 1935. While swimming in Fox Creek, Goodpaster was briefly submerged three or four times in water seven feet deep 30 feet from the bank. His young son dived from the opposite bank and swam 15 feet toward his father. Miss Barber, who thought the boy was incapable of rendering aid and would endanger himself, dived from the bank and swam to a point behind him, and then pushed and towed him aside. She then swam six feet to Goodpaster, who grasped her arms; and both were briefly submerged. With Goodpaster clinging to her arms, Miss Barber pushed him in the abdomen with her foot, breaking his hold; and Goodpaster was submerged. While Miss Barber was swimming to get behind Goodpaster, he rose and grasped one of her fingers. Towing him, Miss Barber then swam four feet toward the bank; and Goodpaster’s son took hold of her free hand and pulled her two feet to wadable water. They then pulled Goodpaster to wadable water.
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