Yolanda G. Fabbri, 24, housewife, saved Patricia L., 2, and Edward A. Dressen, 36, laborer, from drowning, Chicago, Illinois, July 2, 1939. Dressen held his daughter Patricia, jumped from a wall into Lake Michigan, and swam to water 11 feet deep 20 feet from the wall. Mrs. Fabbri swam from the wall and got hold of Patricia, and she and Dressen struggled for possession of the child. Dressen struck a glancing blow on Mrs. Fabbri’s jaw and was submerged. Mrs. Fabbri then snatched Patricia from Dressen and rapidly swam toward shore. Rising, Dressen lunged toward her but missed her. After having swum 20 feet, Mrs. Fabbri reached the wall, and others pulled Patricia onto it. Mrs. Fabbri then swam to Dressen, who was weakened, got hold of him, and towed him to the wall. They were pulled from the water. Dressen jumped into the water five feet from the wall, and Mrs. Fabbri went in and again rescued him. He jumped into the water a third time and was rescued by a lifeguard.
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