Winchell T. Pennock, Jr., 16, saved William L. Young, 16, from drowning, St. Petersburg, Florida, March 14, 1966. When William attempted to swim across a lake 200 feet wide, his water-soaked trousers caused him to play out and submerge briefly in water 12 feet deep. He called for help from Winchell, who was swimming 10 feet ahead of him, and then sank again. Winchell swam to William, who surfaced and grasped him by the shoulders. Both were submerged, and Winchell broke away. They surfaced, and William grasped Winchell by the arm. Again breaking away, Winchell swam behind William and obtained a hold on him. Although William squirmed and hampered his efforts, Winchell slowly towed him 85 feet toward the bank. By then Winchell was fatigued. A boy who was in the water with an inflated inner tube swam to them. Winchell boosted William onto the tube. Winchell and the boy towed William 15 feet to the bank.
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