Port Washington, WI Drowning Rescue, Aug 1930

Saves Boys From Watery Grave Today

Port Washington.-(Special)-Two Port Washington boys who became caught in an undertow in Lake Michigan and were unable to return to shore were rescued from drowning early this afternoon by Louis Pierron, aged sixty, of Milwaukee, a noted bicycle rider for fifty years.

John Fitzgerald, aged fifteen, and a Trinkas boy, aged a boy, aged about fourteen, whose first name could not be learned, sank beneath the water and shouted frantically for help. Pierron, who was visiting relatives here, plunged into the lake without discarding his clothes swam out 350 feet and pulled both boys to shore. One of the boys was unconscious and already had turned black and blue. He was taken to the power plant, revived and placed under the care of a physician here. The other was unharmed.

Pierron is well known in Milwaukee as an advocate of the slogan “In the saddles since 1879” with reference to his bicycle riding habit as a health measure.

Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI 21 Aug 1930