Werner A. Saust, 63, manager of a retirement home, saved Robert C. Linn, 6, from drowning, Littleton, Colorado, February 28, 1969. At a small lake Robert and another boy, neither of whom could swim, entered an aluminum skiff and paddled it away from the bank. Robert then fell into water six and a half feet deep, and the boat drifted away from him. Saust was attracted and ran 450 feet to the bank nearest Robert, who was floating on the surface. Undressing to his underwear, Saust entered the cold water and waded and swam 120 feet to Robert. Saust felt himself tiring and his limbs began to numb, but he towed Robert 75 feet toward the bank. He then found footing and waded the rest of the way with Robert. By that time Saust was nearly exhausted. Both he and Robert recovered.
50699 – 556150699-5561