William Pinkney Hendricks, Jr., saved Dorothy Marbet from drowning, Waynesboro, Tennessee, July 26, 1932. While Dorothy, 11, was wading in the Buffalo River, she stepped into water seven feet deep in a hole at a point 15 feet from the bank. She grabbed William, 13, schoolboy,who was swimming near her, and both were submerged. William twisted and pushed against Dorothy, and they rose separated. As Dorothy threshed wildly, William grasped her bathing suit, and she again grabbed him, both being momentarily submerged. William gave her a push and twisted away from her. As she was sinking again, William took hold of her and went under the surface and swam in an effort to raise her. He soon became separated from her and rose somewhat dazed. Although William’s mother urged him to leave Dorothy and save himself, he dipped under the surface, grabbed Dorothy by the hair, and then towed her as he swam nine feet to wadable water. They waded to the bank. Dorothy fainted on the bank but was soon revived.
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