William W. Blair saved Clyde Wilburn from drowning, Grayville, Illinois, May 20, 1934. While swimming toward a bar in the Wabash River, Clyde, 13, got into distress 60 feet from the bank and went under the surface. William, 13, schoolboy, dived from the bar, rose six feet from it, and swam 22 feet to Clyde, who rose in front of him. Clyde grasped William, and both were submerged. Under water, William pushed Clyde from him, and both rose facing the bank. With one arm William clasped Clyde, who was dazed, and then swam 27 feet to wadable water close to the bar. Clyde soon recovered.
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