Willie 0. Widmer, 15, schoolboy, died attempting to save Charles H. Lankford, 11, schoolboy, from drowning, Houston, Texas, April 23, 1929. Charles jumped from a raft into water seven feet deep in Brays Bayou, and the raft floated away from him. He called for help. Willie swam 15 feet to Charles, who was facing him, and Charles grabbed him. Willie struck Charles, but both went under the surface and were drowned.
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