S. L. King's family were summering at Normandale, and they had as a
visitor Ted Richards, son of
Mr. A. J. Richards of the Dominion Canners.
One day Ted, aged 11, and
Otto King, aged 8, went for a walk along the beach toward Turkey
Point. They met two Ferris boys, aged 8 and 11 respectively,
paddling in a very small skiff. They joined them in the boat upon
invitation to do so.
Very soon young King wanted
to paddle and stood up to change his seat. The result was a capsized
boat and four little lads struggling in deep water.
The three who could swim
started for shore.
Otto could not swim and called for help.
Richard at once turned back to assit him,
with the result that he was grabbed convulsively
by King, and both went down.
Luckily, when they came up
the boat had come to the surface and was close to them.
Richards got his drowning
companion to it and both clumg on until Will Shaver, who lives near,
and pushed boat and boys to shallow water.
Young Richards is deserving
of the greatest praise for
he put himself in imminent danger and was
unquestionably the direct cause of saving a human life.