William H. Jordan, Sr., helped to save Kathleen Huber from drowning, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1971. While fishing from a bridge over a creek, Mrs. Huber, 23, fell into water eight feet deep and, unable to swim, floated motionless face down as the current moved her downstream. Jordan, 24, laborer, jumped from the bridge and swam to Mrs. Huber, who was 30 feet from the bank. She revived and grasped him, causing them to be submerged briefly. Mrs. Huber then attempted to climb onto Jordan. They went under briefly two more times. Obtaining a board which had been thrown into the water, Jordan held Mrs. Huber on it as they moved with the current toward a high wall at the bank. From a ledge on the wall, a man lowered a cable which Jordan grasped and held to while Mrs. Huber climbed onto his shoulders. Others lifted Mrs. Huber and then Jordan onto the ledge.
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