Willard Wayne Strader saved Jo Ann Hines from suffocation, Gainesville, Florida, July 8, 1982. Mistakenly believing her daughter to be inside a burning apartment, Mrs. Hines, 35, entered and was overcome by smoke. Strader, 31, bus driver, entered the apartment three times and searched for Mrs. Hines in dense smoke and intense heat. Reaching her on his third attempt, Strader picked her up and carried her out of the apartment, where she was revived. Both Strader and Mrs. Hines were hospitalized for smoke inhalation; they recovered.
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