William Robinson saved Samuel L. Hinkle from drowning, Bloomington, Illinois, August 8, 1980. Hinkle, 32, slipped into the deep end of a motel swimming pool and sank to the bottom, where he lay unconscious. Despite being a poor swimmer, Robinson, 31, waiter, jumped into the pool and secured a hold an Hinkle, who outweighed him by 55 pounds. By pushing off the bottom and surfacing repeatedly, Robinson moved Hinkle to the side of the pool where they were removed. Both were hospitalized and recovered fully.
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